It looks like John Hightower is making this 2020 Philadelphia Eagles roster.
Those of you who have criticized Eagles vice president and general manager Howie Roseman for his inability to evaluate talent at the wide receiver position may get your wish. Things might turn around nicely in 2020 for this team at the position.
Forget the Eagles’ coaching hires. The addition of new wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead might be one of the most underrated hires of any of the NFL’s 32 teams. He’ll get to work with Arcega-Whiteside and Greg Ward. He’ll also get an opportunity to shape three Eagles rookies (and possibly a fourth).
John Hightower might be the second-best of those rookies. At six-foot-two and 190 pounds, his size is easy to fawn over. As a man who ran a 4.43 40-yard dash, it’s easy to begin throwing around words like “freak”.
Hightower caught 82 passes for 1,447 receiving yards and 14 trips to the end zone in 23 games with the Boise State Broncos. Philly took him in the fifth round of the most recent NFL Draft. One week ago, it seemed as though there wasn’t enough room to work him onto what we all believe to be a six-man wide receivers depth chart. One week later, with no Goodwin or Jeffery, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where he doesn’t make the team.
You also have to keep in mind the fact that DeSean Jackson gets hurt a lot. Believe it or not, you could look up one Sunday, and Philly’s starting wide receivers could be John Hightower, Jalen Reagor, and Greg Ward or Quez Watkins. Just let that sink in for a second.