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Bo's 10 Players To Watch

1. CB Nnamdi Asomugha - The biggest story of the last couple weeks and the player who will have all eyes on him tonight. Don't expect Asomugha to play much more than a series or two, but it should be fun to finally watch him go to work. Will we see him line up inside?

2. OG Danny Watkins - Watkins is facing a steep learning curve in order to be ready to start the season at right guard. He's a player who loves to hit, so tonight should be a great test against a very strong Ravens defensive line.

3. MLB Casey Matthews - Is the fourth-round rookie ready to run an NFL defense? We won't find out the answer to that question tonight, but we haven't been able to see Matthews play full contact yet. How does Matthews do in coverage? Can he shed blocks? The good news is, with that flowing hair, it'll be easy to spot the rookie.

4. C Jason Kelce - Kelce is making a surprising push for the starting center job. He's been working often with the first-team offense, though Jamaal Jackson will get the start tonight. A Howard Mudd favorite, Kelce is a bit undersized but has the requisite mean streak for the position. He'll be up against some big nose tackles tonight, can he handle the size mismatch?

5. DE Phillip Hunt - Hunt has been one of the standout players in camp, but the true test will be whether he can create pressure when the lights go on. The former Canadian Football League sack champion is fighting for a roster spot and his performance in the preseason games will factor heavily into that decision.

6. RBs Dion Lewis, Graig Cooper and Derrick Locke - There's a fight for the third running back job that also includes special teams standout Eldra Buckley. We know what Buckley brings to the table, but what about the rookies? Lewis and Locke are undersized, shifty runners, while Cooper brings a little more physicality. Will any of the three stand out tonight?

7. S Jaiquawn Jarrett - We've heard all about Jarrett's hitting abilities, now's the chance to finally see it in action. Fighting for a starting role, the former Temple standout should at least feel plenty comfortable on the familiar Lincoln Financial Field turf.

8. OT Ryan Harris - Is Harris your starting right tackle? With Winston Justice working back to attempt to reclaim his position, Harris will have a chance to run with the ones tonight. The importance of protecting Michael Vick's blindside is obvious. Is Harris up to the task?

9. CB Brandon Hughes - Hughes, and Trevard Lindley give the Eagles some intriguing young talent at cornerback. But Marsh and Lindley are recent draft picks, so Hughes is the one who must force himself onto the roster. His opportunity continues tonight.

10. WR Johnnie Lee Higgins - Higgins is listed as the first-team kickoff returner and second-team punt returner on the official depth chart. The Eagles would like to be able to limit DeSean Jackson's punt returns this season, so if Higgins can prove himself worthy of return job, he'll find himself on the 53-man roster come Week 1.

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