The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to add at least two wide receivers in the draft. We believe they’ll add one early. Here are some midround options as well.
Hopefully, this will be the last time we say this for a while although no one will believe that until we all see it happen. With a potential ten draft picks and what might be around $40 million to spend during the free-agency period, if we’re all still talking about the need for the Philadelphia Eagles to add wide receivers in March of 2021, something went wrong.
Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, let’s get you caught up.
Before 2019’s season, Eagles vice president and general manager Howie Roseman guaranteed both Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson‘s contracts for the 2020 season. Both got hurt last year. ‘D-Jax’ should be back, but he hasn’t played a full season since the last time he was in Philly.
Jeffery, whether fair or unfair, is now seen as a locker room cancer, and there are a few rumblings that even though Philly would eat a lot of dead money by letting him go, that may be the best option.
Last year, the Eagles drafted JJ Arcega-Whiteside in the second round, but he’s been disappointing. The expectation is the ‘Birds’ will add another wideout early in 2020’s NFL Draft, but with them being in dire straights at the position (and with the aforementioned ten draft picks), no one will complain if they select two wideouts. Most know the popular kids in this class. Here are five guys who could provide value if they’re available in the middle rounds.