Could Philadelphia benefit in a big way by taking advantage of this year’s strong draft class at wide receiver?
There are certainly other positions the Eagles could arguably address instead of stacking up on two receivers, but if they go with one right away in the first round, and then another on the final day of the draft, this could work wonders for the passing game.
Like most players entering this year’s draft, Quez Watkins has a few areas that will need to improve once he officially arrives to the NFL, but also the Southern Mississippi product seems like he just needs the right coaching.
Over his final two college seasons, Watkins caught 136 passes for 2,067 yards to go along with 15 touchdowns to show how much of an underrated selection this could be in one of the later rounds.
What makes a move like this even more intriguing for a team like the Eagles is Watkins would most likely come on board as the No. 4 or No. 5 wideout at best on the roster.
And depending on how training camp would go, for all Philadelphia knows, Watkins could provide some extra competition to the other young receivers that would be competing for playing time as well.