Philadelphia Eagles 2021, three-round mock draft: Keeping it simple

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The Philadelphia Eagles finally get their WR1.

With DeVonta Smith off of the board, the Philadelphia Eagles go with Ja’Marr Chase from LSU. The six-foot-one, 208-pound wideout is the ‘X’ receiver this team desperately needs. The 2019 Biletnikoff Award winner has the potential to be one of the best in the league for years to come. Some analysts believe that he could’ve been the top receiver in last year’s draft which was a star-studded class with names like Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb, and Chase’s teammate Justin Jefferson.

In LSU’s 2019 season, Chase was unstoppable – a whopping 84 catches, 1,780 yards (127.1 per game), and 20 touchdowns in just 14 games. It was simply incredible. He did all of that at just 19 years old too. Originally, he was the consensus number one receiver in this year’s class. After he opted out of the season, DeVonta Smith topped Chase’s 2019 season and flew up draft boards. That will likely put Chase as the second-best receiver on most draft boards which isn’t anything to be ashamed of.

While Chase only has one season of film, it’s also against some of the best cornerbacks in the country in the SEC. You won’t find a much more complete receiver than Chase in this year’s class. He has the size and technique to compete for 50-50 passes. He possesses the speed to get yards after the catch. The attention to detail in his route running is spectacular. He does it all.

Nick Sirianni loves to attack matchups and Chase is a matchup nightmare. He’ll also utilize Chase’s YAC ability. With Chase on the board, the Eagles learn from past mistakes and snag him.