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

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Brandon Gibson, Philadelphia Eagles
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Brandon Gibson (2009, 2016). 12. player. 54. . .

On a list of 12 questionable Philadelphia Eagles decisions, someone has to be last.

In 2009, Jeremy Maclin was taken by the Eagles in the first round of that year’s draft. Five rounds later, they made the decision to take another wideout, Brandon Gibson out of the Washington State Cougars program. Let’s just say one of those guys worked out, and the other one didn’t.

In two stops with Philly, 2009 and 2016, Gibson appeared in one game and didn’t register a single catch.

Marvin McNutt (2012). 11. player. 54. . .

Marvin McNutt was a sixth-round selection by the ‘Birds’ out of the Iowa Hawkeyes program in 2012. Maybe they should give up on drafting receivers in the sixth round? No offense is intended to Quez Watkins of course. We’re a long way from learning what he’ll wind up becoming, but we do know how McNutt’s story played out.

It isn’t pretty. He appeared in three more career games as an Eagle than Gibson did, but like Gibson, he never caught a pass. He did contribute on special teams however and has two career tackles on his resume. That’s more than Gibson can say.

54. . . . Mack Hollins (2017-2019). 10. player

Who knows what took the Philadelphia Eagles so long to catch up with the rest of us. One would have to admit that Doug Pederson and his staff are better than any of us would be if we had their jobs, but sometimes, it’s hard to understand what they’re thinking.

How in the world did Mack Hollins stick around as long as he did? What took them so long to determine that this guy wasn’t going to be a real NFL wide receiver? Saying that he only wanted to play on special teams wasn’t a big enough sign? Hollins did catch a touchdown pass as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles though. That’s something McNutt and Gibson can’t say.