Over the last few months, the most popular positions the Eagles are expected to consider in the first round seem to be wide receiver or cornerback.
Since Philadelphia recently struck gold by acquiring Slay through a trade to provide a new No. 1 cornerback to work with, it only seems fitting to have the Eagles go with a wide receiver with their first pick at No. 21.
Most likely, some of this year’s top wide receivers such as Jerry Jeudy or CeeDee Lamb will be well off the board by the time the Eagles are first on the clock.
But if they were looking for a wideout who will most likely still be available in that No. 21 spot, Justin Jefferson could be the perfect candidate.
Not only did Jefferson play a key role in helping LSU bring home the national title this past season, but the wideout basically doubled his previous career highs after finishing the 2019 season with 111 catches for 1,540 yards to go along with 18 touchdowns.
The chances of Jefferson finding the end zone that much in the NFL will obviously seem like a long shot for at least a few more years since the league is a whole new level of competition, but the potential is certainly there.
Jefferson certainly has the quickness and route-running ability to make an impact right away as a rookie in the NFL, so if he ends up being Philadelphia’s top choice in the first round, this would be a huge upgrade for the receiving corps.