You’ve really got to see these JJ Arcega-Whiteside clips. He figures to be a nice possession receiver and red zone threat for the Philadelphia Eagles.
With the 57th-overall pick, the Philadelphia Eagles took former Stanford receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside. He’s a six-foot-three, 225-pound prospect who snagged 135 receptions for 2,219 yards and 28 touchdowns during his time with the Stanford Cardinal’s football program.
Hey may not be the best at creating space. You’re probably going to hear a ton, over the next few months about whether or not he can separate from defenders, but let’s face it. You don’t earn Second-team All-Pac-12 honors like Arcega-Whiteside did in 2018 by accident.
Like a big power forward in basketball, JJ doesn’t always look to avoid contact. Sometimes, he embraces it. He uses his body oftentimes to shield defenders much like you’d box someone out in basketball. It’s been said over and over again, but his playing style kind of emulates Alshon Jeffery‘s.
Philly’s newest wide receiver credits their best as being one of his idols. Now, he gets to learn from him. He discussed that and so much more during his introductory press conference at the Novacare Complex. Take a look:
Clip courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles official YouTube channel
Let’s get you to a few highlight reels. We just couldn’t resist a trip to YouTube to check out the big guy. Get your popcorn ready.
Clip courtesy of Highlight Creator’s official YouTube channel
Clip courtesy of JustBombsProductions official YouTube channel
You can tell he comes from a family of athletes. So, regardless of what you feel about his ability to separate, think about this. If your team has Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, Nelson Agholor, Mack Hollins, Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert and others as your receivers and if Miles Sanders, Jordan Howard, Corey Clement and others are in your backfield, you can trust and believe that Arcega-Whiteside will have opportunities to make plays with so much attention being paid to the other guys.
You can also believe that he’ll make those plays when the opportunity arises.