Eagles' Derek Barnett showing he's still hard to handle

Derek Barnett had a successful preseason debut on Thursday night. Stacy Revere/Getty Images

A breakdown of the Philadelphia Eagles' 2017 draft class and its progress after two weeks of training camp:

Derek Barnett, DE, first round (No. 14 overall): Barnett had two sacks, a pair of quarterback hits and two tackles for loss in his preseason debut against the Green Bay Packers. He's been up and down in camp (going up against potential Hall of Fame tackle Jason Peters), but the University of Tennessee's all-time sacks leader showed up when the action went live. "He's a slippery guy," defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said. "There are some things he can do better. ... But obviously, two sacks on a limited number of reps -- that kind of production, you expect from a first-rounder." He will be a part of the defensive line rotation and could eventually push for a starting spot depending on how veteran Vinny Curry performs.

Sidney Jones, CB, second round (No. 43): Still recovering from a torn Achilles, Jones has had to settle for a spectator role during camp. He's at practice every day, absorbing coaching points and taking mental reps. Before he was drafted, the Jones camp was hopeful he would be back on the field around October. While rehab appears to be going well, the Eagles want to take a conservative approach. Whether they stick to that plan will largely determine whether Jones plays in 2017.

Rasul Douglas, CB, third round (No. 99): Douglas earned high marks for his performance in Thursday's exhibition game against the Packers. While he has not flashed in training camp as much as he did in the spring, Schwartz seems to think the West Virginia product is in a good place. "He's got great length," Schwartz said. " He can get his hands on balls and responded quickly to things that happened in the game. He did a couple nice things on special teams, too, and that's important for young corners, so he's on the right track. Like so many players, he's just striving for consistency. Douglas is not projected to start but could find a role as the year goes on.

WR Mack Hollins, fourth round (No. 118): If there was any doubt Hollins was making the team, he obliterated it with a pair of mean stiff-arms en route to a 38-yard touchdown Thursday. Hollins is expected to be active on game day given his special-teams prowess and took a step up the receiver depth chart when Jordan Matthews was traded to the Buffalo Bills. Despite some inconsistent hands in camp, he looks like a keeper.

RB Donnel Pumphrey, fourth round (No. 132): Pumphrey had a rough introduction to the NFL. He fumbled, muffed a punt and had limited production against the Packers. He also took a few hits that likely didn't land as cleanly at San Diego State. Pumphrey could be an asset as a receiver out of the backfield to start, but at 5-foot-9 and 176 pounds, he probably needs to add weight before being handed too large of a role.

WR Shelton Gibson, fifth round (No. 166): He was dealing with significant drop issues for much of the offseason but has turned the corner over the last week or so. The question is whether it's too little, too late. Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, Nelson Agholor and Hollins are likely the first four in, and the Eagles appear to like former Texas undrafted free agent Marcus Johnson. There's no guarantee the Eagles will carry six receivers, and no lock that they select Gibson for the last post if they do. He will have to make a push over the final three preseason games to earn a spot.

LB Nathan Gerry, fifth round (No. 184): Schwartz has been emphasizing the need to have versatile, hybrid players on defense, in part to account for "the proliferation of the wide receiver tight end." Gerry is a former safety who is being converted to linebacker in this system. The transition appears to be going well, as he has drawn praise from the coaching staff. While he might not be an immediate contributor on defense, it seems like he has a good shot to find a place. He is listed as the backup to Mychal Kendricks at outside linebacker on the unofficial depth chart.

DT Elijah Qualls, sixth round (No. 214): The Washington product could not take part in much of the offseason training program because of the rule that prevents players from schools on a quarter systems from participating until after graduation. To make the challenge greater, he suffered a groin injury early in camp. Schwartz recently noted that Qualls "is on the rise" and has been "hard to handle" over the last week. That's an encouraging sign for the rookie.