Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
Round 2, Pick 57
The Eagles have a solid starting three at wide receiver this year, but the depth behind their starters is loaded with question marks. If DeSean Jackson goes down, do you trust Shelton Gibson to fill in for him? Are the Eagles going to bank on Mack Hollins to be a solid contributor after missing his entire second season, which he supposed to take a massive step forward in his progression as an NFL wideout?
The Eagles could use some help at wide receiver in terms of depth for this year, but they are also going to have to look towards the short-term future as well. Nelson Agholor becomes a free agent after 2019, are the Eagles going to pay him more than $9 million annually like they are this season?
Or here’s an option, they can draft Ohio State’s Parris Campbell and develop him in the slot for cheap during his first couple of years, and then try to switch him to the outside later on down the line. Campbell is a multi-talented speedster, who the Eagles can get creative with. Also, he could help out on special teams as well as the Eagles do not have a permanent returner for punts or kickoffs.