Redrafting every Philadelphia Eagles pick from their 2020 NFL Draft

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Philadelphia Eagles original pick (168) – WR John Hightower (Boise State)

As the Philadelphia Eagles’ receivers have gotten healthy, John Hightower has struggled to see the field. In the past three games, Hightower has only played 14 snaps and has not registered a reception.

He’s caught a few deep passes and has big-play potential, but he and Wentz have not been able to get on the same page. This could be due to Hightower’s tendency to drop catchable passes as it’s hard for Wentz to trust the rookie when he’s had a few big drops in the past.

It’s tough to find talent in the fifth round, but so far Hightower has not done anything to indicate that he deserves a steady role in the offense. He’ll remain a deep ball threat, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be anything more than that.

Philadelphia Eagles redraft pick (168) – WR Darnell Mooney (Tulane)

Darnell Mooney has been a pleasant surprise for the Chicago Bears this year. In ten games, he has recorded 33 receptions for 351 yards and two touchdowns. He has done this on a team that has had shaky quarterback play, but if we’re being honest, the Eagles quarterback situation wouldn’t be much of an upgrade.

He’s demonstrated his phenomenal route running ability and his blazing speed. He offers same the deep-threat ability as Hightower, but he can do much so more than just run go routes.

If the Eagles took Jefferson and Mooney in the 2020 draft, the Philadelphia wide receiver group would consist of Travis Fulgham, Justin Jefferson, and Darnell Mooney. This trio would offer Wentz a plethora of options to throw the ball to. It’s devastating to think about what could’ve been.