After everything the Philadelphia Eagles have done to bolster their wide receiver room, they’re in the same place they were this time last season.
At the risk of being a joy kill, something has to be stated. These Eagles wide receivers could be one of the team’s strengths, or things could turn out as they did a season ago, with Philly’s best receivers all being on the injury report.
Let’s face it. Unless he’s placed on a pitch count of some sort, DeSean Jackson is an injury waiting to happen. Marquise Goodwin is a little more sturdy, but he gets hurt a lot too. Alshon Jeffery won’t even begin the season on the field, and who knows what he’ll be when he gets back.
Jalen Reagor was a nice find. Quez Watkins and John Hightower have a boatload of potential, but this Eagles receiving corps are every bit the “boom or bust” unit that they were three months ago. Even with the additions, nothing here is certain. Grade C-
One of Philly’s units with the most potential also doubles as the one unit they always seem to spend the least amount of time attempting to improve Nathan Gerry is one of this team’s bright young stars. He’s like Mychal Kendricks with a higher ceiling and an ability to produce big plays and turnovers.
Philly added Shaun Bradley and Davion Taylor in the most recent draft, and they picked up Jatavis Brown in free agency. In the middle, T.J. Edwards figures to be a shoo-in for the starting middle linebacker position. This isn’t a unit that’s full of stars, but collectively, they could be something special if Philadelphia grooms them properly. Grade: C