Shelton Gibson, Wide Receiver
Shelton Gibson comes out of West Virginia at 5’11” and 191 pounds. While his size may have concerned other scouts, his speed reminded the Eagles of their second-round draft pick in 2008, DeSean Jackson. Since the Eagles cut Jackson in 2014, they struggled to find a deep threat to stretch the field. With Gibson, they just might get that type of player back onto their offense. He is coming off an eight-touchdown season with 951 yards.
According to his NFL draft profile, Gibson saw 36-percent of his catches go for over 25 yards in the past two seasons. Gibson will have the type of speed that distracts the secondary and opens up opportunities for other receivers on the field. He could be the home run receiver that the Eagles hoped Bryce Treggs could be. Just like Mack Hollins, Gibson could also be utilized immediately on special teams. In 2016, Gibson had 633 yards on 29 kick returns. He could be the answer to the return game since the Eagles cut Josh Huff last season.