3 reasons Eagles should go wide receiver in first round of 2020 NFL Draft
By Dan Parzych
1. Wentz needs better long-term options
When looking at all of the teams in need of help at wide receiver heading into the draft, there’s a good chance that certain players such as CeeDee Lamb and Jerry Jeudy will be well off the board by the time Philadelphia is on the clock for the first time at No. 21.
But since the Eagles could be in great position to still land a top prospect such as Henry Ruggs III or Justin Jefferson, the team needs to strongly consider how much going with a wide receiver right away could benefit Carson Wentz in the long run.
First off, Wentz deserves a ton of credit last season when taking into consideration the former first-round pick was facing heavy pressure to show he was capable of staying healthy enough to play an entire season without getting hurt.
Even if some critics will point out that Wentz exited the playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, it should also be noted the main reason this happened was due to a cheap shot from Jadeveon Clowney.
Back in June, the Eagles decided to make sure their beloved quarterback in Wentz was taken care of by rewarding him with a hefty extension to keep him around through the 2024 season.
And while Wentz certainly has plenty of firepower to work with entering 2020, what the wide receiver position will look like beyond next season is still somewhat of a mystery.
Philadelphia certainly has a few options with potential such as JJ Arcega-Whiteside to potentially rely on, but if the Eagles truly want to make life easier for Wentz, they need to take advantage of the strong draft class by going wide receiver right away.