The Philadelphia Eagles have a new offensive weapon. His name is Mack Hollins. He wasn't a first-round, second-round, or even third-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft. But the fourth-round draft pick may very well be the future of the franchise. It took until Week 7 for him to get on the professional scoreboard for the first time, though. Nevertheless, he showcased just what he could do on a football field and showed why he and Carson Wentz will be excellent partners in the foreseeable future.

Hollins hits the end zone

With under four minutes to go in the first half of Monday night's game against the Washington Redskins, the Eagles were still looking for their first touchdown.

They had a long way to go - almost two-thirds of the field. Wentz decided to end that problem with one fell swoop. He dropped back, with plenty of time to operate thanks to the offensive line. Then, he sent one soaring, making it all the way to the opposing 10-yard line in the air, where Hollins was chasing after it, ready to make the catch and stumble into the end zone.

Hollins had two celebrations planned for his first career touchdown. First, he immediately dove into the "Backpack Kid" dance, made famous by the performer from Katy Perry's "Saturday Night Live" appearance last year.

It was fun, but perhaps a little embarrassing in retrospect. Then, he also had a baseball moment with teammates, hitting a home run and mixing his sports analogies on the eve of the World Series. The Eagles were happy to oblige.

The future of the Eagles

Hollins wasn't the only rookie to make it into the end zone on Monday night.

Running back Corey Clement also made an impressive grab on an impressive throw from Wentz. The Eagles wound up winning 34-24 against their division rival, so the contributions from the rookies were essential. Meanwhile, the second-year quarterback threw for four touchdowns and seemed to be in the midst of a breakout all night long.

Philadelphia is way ahead of schedule in terms of their development as a contender. They were expected to take a step forward this season, but still languish near the bottom of the NFC East. Instead, they have the best record in the entire NFL through seven weeks of the season. In other words, this team is going to be a problem. Hollins is one piece of the puzzle, but this team has the young depth to be a consistent Super Bowl contender sooner rather than later, to the surprise of everyone.