Ranking every first-round WR taken by Philadelphia Eagles in team history

Freddie Mitchell, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Jalen Reagor (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Jalen Reagor (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

The Philadelphia Eagles’ selection of Jalen Reagor can make a die-hard fan think of other first-round receivers the team has taken. Here’s where they rank historically.

Tell the truth. You just can’t stop thinking about Jalen Reagor, can you? The Philadelphia Eagles made Reagor the 21st-overall selection of the 2020 NFL Draft, but that isn’t news if you’re a “Birds” fan. Neither is the fact that they selected him over Justin Jefferson or the fact that there’s a lot of pressure on this young man’s shoulders already.

It appears that despite the fact the “Birds” are holding a lot of virtual meetings to get the rookies up to speed, the general public won’t see any on-field work from Philly’s talented rookies, Reagor included, until we’re at the dawn of another regular season.

With so much free time, the mind might wander. That means we all can explore two options. We can stew over the Eagles decision-making process and all of the things that we believe they’ve done wrong up to this point (always a talking point for Eagles fans), or we can think about other things with all of this free time we have. Here’s an idea. Let’s rank the five wide receivers Philly took in the first round before making Reagor the sixth. That sounds like fun, right?

It’s still hard to believe Harold Carmichael was a seventh-rounder, isn’t it? Well, at least the writers and voters from Canton finally got that Hall-of-Fame thing right. Well anyway, on to the list.