There are a lot of bodies at wide receiver, but don’t be surprised if Quez Watkins and John Hightower make a serious push and make the Eagles roster.
Attention all Philadelphia Eagles fans, you’ve got a lot of guys to get familiar with between now and when the NFL regular season officially begins (yes, we have our fingers crossed). For the uninitiated, at the time of this story being published,14 wide receivers sit on Philly’s offseason 90-man roster. There are three new draftees, Jalen Reagor, John Hightower, and Quez Watkins. There are some guys you know. There are even more that you may be less familiar with.
DeSean Jackson is set to return in 2020, much to the delight of “Birds” fans everywhere. Then, seemingly at the bottom of the roster with the rookies is Deontay Burnett, Robert Davis, Shelton Gibson, Marcus Green. Oh, and you also have to factor in Alshon Jeffery, and one of the other question marks, Marquise Goodwin.
He was added in a trade on the draft’s third day to sweeten the pot as Philly traded sixth-round selections with the San Francisco 49ers.
We can talk about this position group for weeks and we probably will, but if you’re thinking Hightower and Watkins have no shot to make the roster, think again. Here are three reasons why that’s the case.