How 4 former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver prospects did in 2020

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Someone hire a scout for the Philadelphia Eagles immediately!

There are times where change isn’t always a sign of something positive. Think back to the way things were when Carson Wentz first arrived on the Philadelphia Eagles roster. You could cut the excitement with a knife. Free agents wanted to come to Philly to play with him. He was rising boards everywhere as one of the best young signal-callers in the league.

Fast forward, and one of those former free agents that wanted to share the field with him seemingly doesn’t feel the same way about him as he used to. Wentz has eroded. Philly’s headed in the wrong direction.

The Birds still get a little buzz from time to time whenever there’s a disgruntled star that is no longer pleased with his current situation, but executive vice president and general manager Howie Roseman seems to have also lost his touch.

Prior to 2017, knowing that his team needed help at the wide receiver position, and with seemingly no money to spend, good old Howie landed two of that offseason’s most sought-after prospects at wideout, the aforementioned Jeffery and Torrey Smith. These days, he always seems to be at the negotiating table, but nothing ever works out. Then, there’s that thing about the bad draft picks at the wide receiver position.

Heading into 2020’s regular season, Howie’s ability as a talent evaluator was called into question after a few more controversial draft decisions. Just for kicks, let’s take a moment to explore how a few of the guys he passes up are doing. Here’s your disclaimer. You may want to sit down before reading this.