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Justin Jefferson, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
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Wide Receiver. Pick Analysis. LSU. Justin Jefferson. 1. player. 54. Scouting Report

Is wide receiver the right direction to go for the Eagles in the first round of this year’s draft to avoid another disaster like last season when the offense was basically relying on members of the practice squad during the final two months of action?

Even though Philadelphia may miss out on other potential star wideouts such as Cedee Lamb or Henry Ruggs III, Justin Jefferson is currently projected to be selected towards the end of the first round at best, meaning this could be perfect for the Eagles.

After finishing his junior campaign with 111 catches for 1,540 yards to go along with 18 touchdowns while helping the Tigers win it all, it seems pretty clear that Jefferson is quite a special talent with all sorts of potential at the NFL level.

With Jefferson’s quickness along with impressive usage of his hands, one can only imagine how great of a fit the young wideout would be for Philadelphia’s offense, and even push others such as Arcega-Whiteside to step up.

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Also, since Jefferson wouldn’t be expected to be the top option in the passing game for the Eagles, this would remove some of the unnecessary pressure entering his first season of NFL action.