Philadelphia Eagles: Ranking their last 12 WRs drafted from best to worst

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The Philadelphia Eagles’ apathy at wide receiver isn’t all on Howie Roseman.

It never ends. If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, you’re sick of hearing about how awful this team has been at finding a legitimate number-one option at the wide receiver position. Regardless of what they do and regardless of who they bring in, they never find a long-term answer.

Here’s what’s even crazier. Even after drafting three wide receivers and trading for another during the most recent selection meeting, they’re probably going to need to draft another wide receiver (or two) in 2021’s draft. You have to remember that DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, and JJ Arcega-Whiteside might be given their walking papers at some point during the coming offseason.

With that being said, when you think about the fact that no one’s been able to sniff Harold Carmichael’s franchise reception record since he hung the cleats up (that is until a tight end, Zach Ertz, showed up), think about this list. The inability that this team has in evaluating talent at the wide receiver position began long before the executive vice president and general manager, Howie Roseman, began swinging and missing on draft picks.

Here’s a ranking from the bottom to the top featuring the best of the worst. Here is a ranking of the last 12 wide receivers Philly has taken in the NFL Draft and how they stack up when compared to one another. The man at number 12 was taken in the same draft that Philly made one of their better choices.