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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  • Flyer Fan 7

    Well said. I agree completely with the author. Would loooooove Sammy Watkins in Eagle green. Sign Byrd and Ward as safeties. Take a WR in the first round. Then go linebacker, D-line and cornerback in rounds 2-5.

  • Tyler

    All top receivers are taken in the first round? Tell Josh Gordon that. You’re terrible at this gig and should be fired.

  • Tyler

    Take a look at the 1st round picks from the 2012 Draft. All the receivers so far are a complete bust. T.Y. Hilton picked 92nd in the third round. Do some research!

  • Pridenpoise

    The Raiders will take your first and second plus Jackson and you can have the 5th. Sounds good to me, you listening Reggie.

  • Zach Attack

    Great article. I like your idea of selling high on DJax to get a fast and tall wr that have dominated with the leagues new rules.

  • Flyer Fan 7

    Tyler: you are an obnoxious jerk. He clearly wasn’t saying there are never any good receivers taken outside the first round, there are exceptions at every position. The point is that most big blue chip WRs are taken in the first round– Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, AJ Green, Julio Jones, Andre Johnson, Demaryus Thomas, Roddy White, Randy Moss, Michael Irvin and so on and so on and so on. It is VERY rare to get a stud outside the first round and there are about 4 or 5 stud receivers available in this draft. BTW I wouldn’t say Justin Blackmon was “a complete bust”. He too is a monster on the field, he just happens have a drug problem.

  • Theo

    Picking one of these wideouts would be So smart. Cooper shined in Kelly’s offense opposite Jackson. Can you imagine any of those wr studs listed in this offense. I can see Benjamin as a great pick if they keep their current draft slot. They haven’t had a red zone stud in years. Benjamin on one side, Ertz on the other and Jackson as the X factor would be scary for any defense, including Seattle.