2. Have the Philadelphia Eagles solved anything at wide receiver? No, seriously. Have they?
Think about something for a second. Last year, the Eagles top three receivers were Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and Nelson Agholor. All three got hurt. Greg Ward emerged late, and Philly got nothing out of the rookie, JJ Arcega-Whiteside. Then, came the offseason. The goal? Get better at wide receiver.
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Philly drafted Jalen Reagor in Round 1 of the most recent NFL Draft. Then, on Day 3, they traded for Marquise Goodwin and added both Quez Watkins and John Hightower. Now, let’s look at the roster.
It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Deontay Burnett, Shelton Gibson, Marcus Green, and Robert Davis make the roster, but here’s what we don’t discuss that often. The Eagles’ top two receivers are DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery, who won’t even be ready for the start of the regular season, and they basically swapped Marquise Goodwin, who’s had some injury concerns of his own, for Nelson Agholor.
Sure, they added Jalen Reagor, and that’s a good thing, but we know the “Birds” aren’t getting rid of JJ Arcega-Whiteside. Throw in Greg Ward again, who at this point has proven he’s earned his shot, and look at what you have.
There seems to be no room for John Hightower and Quez Watkins, and this wide receiver room, after all that talk about change, looks exactly like the one they had last year with a few minor changes. Don’t be surprised if we’re talking about injuries by the middle of the year. Don’t be surprised if we’re talking about the need to add receivers in the next free agency period and in the next selection meeting.