What Wide Receiver Should the Philadelphia Eagles Target In The NFL Draft?

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Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Odell Beckham (3) runs with the ball during the first quarter against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

This upcoming NFL Draft on May 8th of 2014, is an important one for the Philadelphia Eagles franchise. This is because this is not only a make or break year for the Eagles as they are now a contending team that has a few missing pieces, but also because this is the first year that this is Eagles new head coach, Chip Kelly’s, team. Kelly came in to replace now Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid last year, and he basically needed to take someone else’s team and fix it. After a successful year, some new additions, and some big subtractions, it has become clear that this is now Chip Kelly’s team, these are now Chip Kelly’s players, and this is Chip Kelly’s draft.

It is no secret the the Eagles need a wide receiver to replace the void in their depth chart left by Washington Redskins’ wide receiver DeSean Jackson. The question that remains is, who are the Eagles going to get and when are they going to get them? There are quite a few different options, and I am going to explore these options.

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  • Alex

    Donte Moncrief, Paul Richardson anyone? I’d like to see them mentioned as 2nd or 3rd round candidates… and let’s be honest. Latimer will not be drafted in the 1st. Had good not great production in a heavy-passing Indiana offense, has injury concerns, tended to not play very well against good opponents, and is very unpolished. I say that because he’s not raw but he isn’t anywhere close to what a 1st round receiver should be. 3rd round prospect tops.
    Also, even if he is drafted anywhere before the late 3rd it will be a huge reach in terms of talent… many more talented players deserve to go ahead of him. I say we wait until the 3rd round to consider him, then we’ll see. But before then I think it would be ludicrous.