The Philadelphia Eagles will be a showcase at speed but not just at wide receiver.
The two biggest storylines for the Philadelphia Eagles coming out of the 2020 NFL Draft was the selection of Jalen Hurts in the second round and the speed this team added at the wide receiver position. With the selections of TCU’s Jalen Reagor in the first round, John Hightower out of Boise State in the fifth, and Southern Miss Golden Eagle Quez Watkins in the sixth, the Eagles have created a track team of sorts when you factor in the fact that DeSean Jackson is already in the fold.
This team is more than a collection of speedy wide receivers though. There’s speed everywhere.
Let’s start at quarterback. Some expect that the Eagles will use Hurts in the same way the Baltimore Ravens used Lamar Jackson during his rookie season in 2018 or in the same fashion that Kordell Stewart was used with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Those types of comparisons demonstrate there’s a respect for Hurts’ speed and athleticism. He’ll be bringing the speed. Just don’t compare him to Taysom Hill.
Here are two more reasons to discuss the much-needed infusion of speed on this Eagles team.