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

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player. 54. . . . Nelson Agholor (2015-2019). 1

Like him or not, Nelson Agholor left a mark on the Philadelphia Eagles that will never die.

Nelson Agholor didn’t catch more passes in an Eagles jersey than Matthews did or rack up as many receiving yards, but Matthews never hauled in an 83-yard bomb in the midst of a postseason run in a must-win game with the season on the line either.

Agholor’s selection was seen as a mistake when Chip Kelly made him the 20th-overall selection in 2015’s draft. It looked more like a mistake in 2016 when he couldn’t do anything right. Philly wouldn’t have won a Super Bowl without his help either.

Sure, he stunk it up in 2016 and in 2019, but in 2017 and in 2018, he was serviceable. He hauled in 145 receptions for 1,709 yards and 12 touchdowns over that time. That includes five playoff games and gives him 243 receptions for 2,720 yards and 18 touchdowns for his Eagles career. Think of what that stat line would like had he not dropped all of those passes.

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Regardless of what you think about him, Nelson Agholor is woven into the fabric of this team’s history forever. He’s without question the best receiver that the Eagles have drafted in their last 12 attempts. You guys are allowed to argue among yourselves about whether or not that’s a good thing.