The Philadelphia Eagles have some offensive help on the way.
Some help may finally be on the way for the Philadelphia Eagles, but it may not be what Philly fans were hoping for. The Eagles have activated wide receiver Quez Watkins after missing the first month of the season. Most fans were hoping to see DeSean Jackson back on the field and the season debut of Alshon Jeffery, but both players have been officially ruled out ahead of this week’s matchup.
The former Southern Mississippi wideout, Watkins, had the second-fastest 40-yard dash in this past years NFL Scouting Combine, clocking in at an impressive 4.35. There was some speculation as to whether or not Watkins go somewhere between the fourth and fifth round, but luckily he fell to Philly in the sixth.
So why did Watkins fall so far? He has some very intriguing traits, but this rookie’s overall talent is still very raw and was to be a developmental project for wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead. Still, even with that being said, with the impact that these rookies have had to produce for the Eagles this season, hope is high for what Watkins can do.
Though his talent is raw, Philly’s fans can’t look past the fact that this young receiver has some wheels. With Jalen Reagor, Jackson, and Jeffrey all out, the Eagles desperately need speed at the wide receiver position to help this limited offense, so it leaves the question, can Quez Watkins help this team? The rookie wideout may not be the difference between a win or a loss for the Eagles, but he certainly can help this team.
Watkins may not have a target this game (or possibly be a key target), but this team will need to take advantage of his speed anyway they can. The ‘Birds’ have a tough matchup this weekend against possibly the best defense in the league. Any added help to this team will give them just that much better of a shot at avoiding a third loss on the season.