Philadelphia Eagles: 7-Round 2020 mock draft following combine
By Dan Parzych
For months, Henry Ruggs III has rightfully been considered a strong candidate to be selected in the first round of this year’s draft after looking at his impressive career at Alabama.
After Indianapolis, it’s safe to assume that Ruggs is a lock to be selected on opening night thanks to the wideout showing off his blazing speed by recording a 4.27 in the 40-yard dash.
When compared to other receivers from this year’s draft class, the numbers that Ruggs put together with the Crimson Tide over the last two seasons (86 catches for 1,487 yards) certainly don’t stand out like some of the other receives from this year’s class.
But when seeing how 18 of those catches went for touchdowns, this is the perfect example of the impact Ruggs could make for Philadelphia’s passing game while benefitting from playing alongside some current weapons.
While there is some uncertainty at the moment surrounding what the future holds for Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson along with Nelson Agholor hitting free agency, at least the Eagles still have one of the league’s most dangerous pass-catching tight ends in Zach Ertz.
Philadelphia may feel some concern over Ruggs being unavailable at No. 21 since his stock is certainly on the rise after Indianapolis, but if the speedy wideout happens to be there when the Eagles are on the clock, this seems like a no brainer for the NFC East champions.