Eagles rookie Shelton Gibson continues to struggle this off-season.

MORGANTOWN, WV - OCTOBER 01: Shelton Gibson
MORGANTOWN, WV - OCTOBER 01: Shelton Gibson /

Fifth round draft pick, Shelton Gibson has had a rough offseason so far.

During the 2017 NFL Draft, Philadelphia Eagles fans everywhere were curious as to when they would draft a wide receiver to help with the development of Carson Wentz. After selecting defensive players in the first three rounds, the Eagles double dipped on wide receivers for rounds four and five. Their fifth-round selection, Shelton Gibson is a 5’11” burner out of West Virginia. It seemed, with his selection, the Eagles were trying to emulate what they once had with DeSean Jackson in Gibson. So far that plan hasn’t worked out.

It’s understandable that Gibson won’t be perfect and that all rookies make mistakes. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like Gibson has had a solid day yet. Throughout most of the Spring, there were plenty of reports of him dropping balls in individual drills. That raised some red flags early since he had no defenders on him. The mistakes haven’t stopped there though. So far, he’s had multiple big drops in training camp and a media buzz about it is beginning.

Check out some of the tweets:

The reports coming out of the Novacare Complex about Gibson aren’t exactly thrilling for Eagles fans. The expectations for him weren’t sky high, but it’s still disappointing to hear that things aren’t going well for the young receiver.  Granted, it’s just week one of training camp, but the issue of dropping passes has been an ongoing problem in Philadelphia for a while now. It’s high time that those issues are eliminated.

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The real test for Gibson comes on August 10th, when the Eagles meet the Green Bay Packers for week one of the pre-season. With plenty of competition at wide receiver, Gibson will need to stand out in order to make the final roster, or just like the former second-round pick Dorial Green-Beckham, Gibson’s days in Philadelphia could be short lived.