The Philadelphia Eagles Should Target A Wide Receiver

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Sep 21, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Allen Robinson (8) breaks the tackle of Kent State Golden Flashes safety Keenan Stalls (6) at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Based on where the Eagles draft, the receivers left should be Jordan Matthews, Kelvin Benjamin and Allen Robinson. So I think that they should take Matthews. People have been down on Matthews, because they say he lacks the breakaway speed to be star receiver. However he has by far the best hands of the three listed above and the Eagles need a guy that they can throw the ball up and assume he will come down with the ball and Matthews can be that guy.

Another idea could be a little harder to pull off. The Eagles could trade up for a higher pick with a team like Oakland that needs quantity as much, if not more than quality. Then they could draft Sammy Watkins, who in my opinion is the prize of the draft. To do this would not be easy. I could see the Eagles trading their first round pick and their number one wide receiver Desean Jackson for this pick. This is because Jackson was completely shut down by New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis. I know, Jackson is an established star receiver, however we need a guy that we can rely on and as the playoff game against the Saints showed, Jackson may not be that guy.

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