Could the Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers be the best in the NFL?
Maybe not right now, but in twelve months time we could easily be looking at an all star receiving corps. The Eagles made a bold move in releasing wide receiver DeSean Jackson this offseason, however since then the team have moved on.
In the NFL Draft, the Eagles selected two star young wide receivers in Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff. Both players have had very solid starts to their first training camps, with several reports commenting that Matthews and Huff are performing well above expectations so far. It’s definitely been a great start for these rookies.
The Eagles also have two talented wide receivers providing veteran depth at the position. Riley Cooper became a safety blanket for quarterback Nick Foles in 2013. Cooper became a go to target for Foles on many big plays, helping both players have breakout seasons in midnight green. In wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, the Eagles have huge potential on their hands. Coming back from an injury that ruled Maclin out in 2013, the pressure is on for Maclin to prove himself. If Maclin plays to his full potential, he could easily be an All Pro player in 2014.
Looking at the best case scenario at this position, the Eagles have a Pro Bowl quarterback and four incredibly talented players at wide receiver. These four wide receivers also have very high ceilings. The Eagles have talent and youth at the wide receiver position, combined with a quality starting quarterback and an All Pro running back. These factors could very easily combine to make the Eagles wide receivers a threat that no NFL defence will want to face in 2014. Let’s hope that these Eagles are sitting with the Lombardi Trophy by February.