Don’t be shocked if the Philadelphia Eagles draft another wideout in 2021.
At some point, they’ve got to get this right. Maybe they’ve just endured a recent string of bad luck. Maybe they just don’t do a good enough job of evaluating the position, but something’s got to give at the wide receiver for these Philadelphia Eagles. Just look at what’s happened since Doug Pederson took over as head coach and vice president and general manager Howie Roseman emerged from the equipment room after being exiled by the evil Chip Kelly.
Alshon Jeffery started hot in his Eagles run but has cooled. Nelson Agholor sandwiched one good season during the 2017-2018 campaign between two stretches of ugly football, and the ‘Birds’ have swung and missed in several drafts with the likes of Mack Hollins, Shelton Gibson, and, most recently, JJ Arcega-Whiteside. We won’t even revisit whatever that was with Mike Wallace.
In terms of ‘JJAW’, the hope is his failures as a rookie was more about Carson Walch’s shortcomings as a coach than his own as a player. He’ll get another chance to prove his mettle in 2020 alongside DeSean Jackson, Jalen Reagor, and, quite possibly, John Hightower and Quez Watkins.
Marquise Goodwin has opted out of the upcoming regular season. He’ll be back in 2021, but we might be looking at the final run as Eagles for both ‘D-Jax’ and Mr. Jeffery. Don’t be surprised if the ‘Birds’ are back in the market for a wideout in 2021’s NFL Draft. Here are ten options if they decide to address that need early.