In his first NFL game, the Eagles already trust first-round pick Derek Barnett to be a third-down specialist of sorts.
In Sunday afternoon's 30-17 win over Washington, Barnett played 26 of 63 possible snaps (41 percent), with a bulk of that work coming on third downs. There were many third downs when Jim Schwartz seemed happy to have Barnett and Chris Long at end with Brandon Graham sliding in at tackle.
Barnett played a decent amount but struggled against All-Pro Trent Williams (see story). Welcome to the NFL.
Graham led the way in snaps for the Eagles' defensive ends, although several of his snaps came inside on third downs. He had 43 snaps (68 percent). Next up was Vinny Curry (37 snaps, 59 percent) and Long (26 snaps, 41 percent). The Eagles had four defensive ends up on Sunday; Steven Means was inactive. It's possible at some points in the season, the Eagles will go with a five-man rotation at DE.
Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, Jordan Hicks, Jalen Mills and Nigel Bradham played all 63 snaps on Sunday. That's nothing new for Jenkins; he's missed just eight snaps in three years with the Eagles and missed just one in 2016.
Ronald Darby played only 18 snaps before leaving the game with a dislocated right ankle. That meant Patrick Robinson played 52 and Jaylen Watkins, safety in title only, got 15 snaps at corner.
Mychal Kendricks played 23 snaps (37 percent). He's still the odd man out in the Eagles' nickel package.
On offense, Nelson Agholor played just 42 snaps (62 percent) on Sunday, but he certainly made the most of it. He had career highs in catches (six) and yards (86) to go along with the longest touchdown of his career (58 yards). Most of last season, Agholor was relied on as a starter, playing for most of games and not producing at all. Big change for him as the team's third option.
Alshon Jeffery (60 snaps of 68) barely left the field, while Torrey Smith played 48 snaps (71 percent).
Carson Wentz and his offensive line, sans Jason Peters, played all 68 snaps. Peters played 31 snaps before shutting it down with a groin injury. Peters after the game said he's fine and doesn't expect to miss any more time. In his absence, Halapoulivaati Vaitai played 45 snaps (66 percent), although some of them came as an extra tackle/tight end while Peters was still in the game. After Peters exited, Big V took over at left tackle.
Darren Sproles led the way for running backs with 33 snaps, followed by LeGarrette Blount (23) and Wendell Smallwood (15). None of them had much success on the ground and the Eagles had just 24 rushing attempts compared to 39 passes. Corey Clement played on special teams but didn't get on the field on offense.
Rookie Mack Hollins played just five offensive snaps in his NFL debut. Marcus Johnson played seven.
Here's a full look at Eagles snap counts from Sunday:
Isaac Seumalo - 68 snaps (100 percent)
Brandon Brooks - 68 (100)
Lane Johnson - 68 (100)
Jason Kelce - 68 (100)
Carson Wentz - 68 (100)
Zach Ertz - 60 (88)
Alshon Jeffery - 60 (88)
Torrey Smith - 48 (71)
Halapoulivaati Vaitai - 45 (66)
Nelson Agholor - 42 (62)
Darren Sproles - 33 (49)
Jason Peters - 31 (46)
Brent Celek - 25 (37)
LeGarrette Blount - 23 (34)
Wendell Smallwood - 15 (22)
Trey Burton - 14 (21)
Marcus Johnson - 7 (10)
Mack Hollins - 5 (7)
Malcolm Jenkins - 63 snaps (100 percent)
Rodney McLeod - 63 (100)
Jordan Hicks - 63 (100)
Jalen Mills - 63 (100)
Nigel Bradham - 63 (100)
Patrick Robinson - 52 (83)
Brandon Graham - 43 (68)
Fletcher Cox - 43 (68)
Tim Jernigan - 40 (63)
Vinny Curry - 37 (59)
Derek Barnett - 26 (41)
Chris Long - 26 (41)
Beau Allen - 25 (40)
Mychal Kendricks - 23 (37)
Corey Graham - 18 (29)
Ronald Darby - 18 (29)
Jaylen Watkins - 15 (24)
Destiny Vaeao - 12 (19)
Eric Rowe tracker
We'll keep an eye on Rowe in New England all season. If he plays more than 50 percent of the Patriots' defensive snaps this season, that 2018 fourth-round pick the Eagles got in exchange for him will turn into a third-rounder.
On Thursday night, Rowe played 37 of 69 defensive snaps — 54 percent. So far, so good.