A way-too-early 2021 Philadelphia Eagles-only NFL Mock Draft

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Tarik Black #7 of the Michigan Wolverines (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Tarik Black #7 of the Michigan Wolverines (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

. . . Round 6, Tarik Black, WR. 6. player. 811

Right now, the Eagles have 14 wide receivers on the roster. Alshon Jeffery’s status is up in the air, but you have to figure that DeSean Jackson, Jalen Reagor, Marquise Goodwin, and Greg Ward have the highest chance of making the roster in 2020.

Second-year man J.J. Arcega-Whiteside will be in the mix. As will the other two rookies that Philly drafted, John Hightower and Quez Watkins. The undrafted rookies Philly added after the draft, Khalil Tate and Manasseh Bailey, will have a tough hill to climb, as will a few veterans that made Philly feel like they needed to add all of those new guys in the first place. Their names are Marcus Green, Shelton Gibson, Deontay Burnett, and Robert Davis.

None of those guys will probably be here in 2020. Then, there’s the feeling that Jackson and Jeffery are probably out after the 2020 season ends. Don’t be surprised if Philly moves on from JJ and Goodwin, and we’re again talking about finding a wide receiver like we seem to do every doggone offseason.

If the “Birds” add another wideout in next year’s selection meeting, they probably go with one late. That means guys like Ja’Marr Chase, DeVonta Smith, Justyn Ross, and Seth Williams are gone. Philly’s going to be looking at a pool that may include the likes of Anthony Schwartz, Rashod Bateman, Randall St. Felix, and Tarik Black.

Those last two are really intriguing as both are over six-foot-two, and both represent a nice blend of size and speed. Both are probably 4.4 guys as well, but with Black grading over St. Felix, he figures to be too attractive an option to ignore.