This offseason will be a huge one for the Philadelphia Eagles. This is because if they play their cards right, they could find themselves in the Super Bowl for the first time since 2004. For this to happen they need to make their first round draft pick count.
This has been a problem for the Eagles in the last decade. They always find good players in the later rounds of the draft, but the first round pick has always been a bust, some of which are no longer on the team.
Everyone is saying that the Eagles should fix their defense in the first round this year with a pick like Alabama defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix or Michigan State Spartans cornerback Darqueze Dennard. However, I don’t see any players in the secondary that take my breath away. The position that does take my breath away is wide receiver. There are receivers in this draft that look like the next Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver AJ Green and Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
Another reason that the Eagles should go receiver is that it is hard to find a star receiver outside the first round. All of the current star wide receivers and past star receivers are taken in the first round of the draft. Meanwhile you find players like Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman surviving until the fifth round of the draft.
So now that we know what to target, the next question is who. This is my list of top wide receivers in the draft:
- Sammy Watkins, Clemson Tigers
- Marqise Lee, USC Trojans
- Mike Evans, Texas A&M
- Jordan Matthews, Vanderbuilt
- Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State Seminoles
- Allen Robinson, Penn State
All six of these men have impressed me up to this point and not only should be first round selections but also star players.