Philadelphia Eagles: 3 reasons to consider Henry Ruggs III at No. 21 in draft

Henry Ruggs III, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Could Henry Ruggs III help fill a need for the Philadelphia Eagles at wide receiver during the 2020 NFL Draft?

At some point during the 2020 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to add a wide receiver to put the team in better shape at the position, and even though Henry Ruggs III may seem like a long shot at the moment, it’s certainly possible.

After winning the NFC East for a second time in three years last season before coming up short in the playoffs to the Seattle Seahawks, the Eagles landed the No. 21 pick in the first round of this year’s draft.

Depending on what the other teams with picks before Philadelphia decide to do, there is a chance that Ruggs will be available in that No. 21 spot.

But even if the Eagles decided Ruggs was the receiver they wanted to make part of the roster, and were forced to trade up a few spots in the first round, the Alabama product seems like he would be well worth the selection.

For months, there has been plenty of talk over how this year’s class could end up being one of the best all time at the wide receiver position, and Ruggs deserves to be up their with some of the other top prospects such as Jerry Jeudy or CeeDee Lamb.

Time will tell when it comes to determining whether the Eagles decide to go with a receiver like Lamb in the first round or focus on another position, but to help prepare for the draft, here are a few reasons as to why the wideout deserves the consideration at No. 21.