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

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54. . . . Shelton Gibson (2017-2018, 2019). 9. player

If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, you might be seeing a trend here.

Without even looking, your first guess as an Eagles fan might be to venture out onto a limb and say that Shelton Gibson’s only major accomplishment in an Eagles jersey was a 48-yard reception in 2018. Then, when you actually look, you realize you’d realize that you were correct.

That reception by Gibson was the only reception he snagged in 2018. The only other two catches that he made in 20 career games as an Eagle resulted in a grand total of 11 yards. That isn’t quite what you’re looking for from a fifth-round selection.

Quez Watkins (2020 to present). 8. player. 54. . .

The book isn’t done being written on Quez Watkins yet. Unfortunately, his story hasn’t even gotten off of the ground yet either. He has yet to appear in his first NFL game, but the talent he has is undeniable. His success will ultimately depend on coaching.

That alone might scare you off if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, but based on the eyeball test alone, it’s easy to allow yourself to believe that, even though he hasn’t registered his first NFL reception yet, he’s still better than Shelton Gibson, Mack Hollins, Marvin McNutt, and Brandon Gibson. That’s obvious.

. . JJ Arcega-Whiteside (2019 to present). 7. player. 54.

Everyone, at this point, is running out of things to say about JJ Arcega-Whiteside. Soon, we’ll have to start recycling old news. He isn’t giving us anything new or positive to talk about, and for that reason, we all just keep running back to the same old things.

He hasn’t eclipsed 200 yards receiving yet for his career. Philly should have taken D.K. Metcalf. Four games have gone by in 2020, and he hasn’t caught a pass yet this season. Don’t blame the fact that he’s been hurt for that though. Blame a lack of talent. We all held out for as long as we could, but now, it can be said officially. JJ Arcega-Whiteside is a bust.