Philadelphia Eagles: 7-Round 2020 mock draft following Darius Slay trade

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Tee Higgins

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Tee Higgins

Wide Receiver, Tigers

Since the Eagles were able to acquire a Pro Bowler at cornerback in Slay, it only seems fitting to focus on a different position for their first pick of the draft at No. 21, which is where Clemson’s Tee Higgins comes into play.

While cornerback was a major issue for Philadelphia throughout the 2019 season, wide receiver was just as much of a mess, if not more.

Due to all of the injuries surrounding DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery, the Eagles were basically playing with practice squad members at wide receiver by the time playoffs arrived in January, making their NFC East title even more impressive to consider.

Over the months, there has been plenty of talk about whether Philadelphia would be better off moving on from Jackson or Jeffery, but it appears the team is willing to give it another go with both veterans in 2020.

Still, this doesn’t mean the Eagles should rule out the possibility of drafting a wideout early on since this year’s draft class is loaded at the position, and could benefit Philadelphia’s offense in a big way for the long run.

Higgins has the kind of ball skills that will make life much easier for Carson Wentz under center, and the 25 touchdown catches during his final two seasons with the Tigers shows what kind of potential this selection could have at No. 21.

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