Jalen Reagor isn’t the only rookie that has this Philadelphia Eagles team buzzing.
It would seem that it would be ridiculous to even state that the Philadelphia Eagles would place seven wide receivers on the depth chart, but when you look at John Hightower play, two things cross the mind almost immediately. One, it seems like there’s no room for him if Philly doesn’t do that. Second, if they put him on the practice squad, there’s a high chance that they’ll lose him.
Hightower was a stud for Boise State as a collegiate athlete, and if he was a part of any other draft class or one that wasn’t so wide receiver heavy, he might have been taken in an earlier. Even still, despite the fact that he ran a 4.43-second 40, he’s got to contend with DeSean Jackson, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Jalen Reagor, Marquise Goodwin, and probably Greg Ward for a roster spot.
Alshon Jeffery is in the mix too and if you’re counting, that’s already six receivers, but we also know that Jeffery will begin the 2020 campaign on Philly’s PUP (physically unable to perform) list. Will that give Hightower a chance to shine early? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Newly added Darius Slay is talked about for a lot of reasons, and often, it’s so easy to get lost in the fact that he’s one of the game’s elite cover guys. You can forget about the fact that he can actually run too. Ask yourself a question though. When was the last time you saw somebody run by him? It’s kind of hard to remember a time, isn’t it?
There may not be a more appropriate last name for one of the game’s most gifted corners, and in 2020, Eagles fans can expect to see him follow the other team’s best receiver around and “slay” them often.