Philadelphia Eagles NFL Draft profiles: Clemson wide receiver Amari Rodgers

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No one can question the fact that the Philadelphia Eagles need to add talent to a roster that lacks playmakers. While the conversation surrounding the Birds has been dominated by Carson Wentz and Jalen Hurts, the bigger issue might be who the Birds find to surround them. Despite housing a great back in Miles Sanders and a strong tight-end duo in Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert, the wideouts leave much to be desired.

Even after drafting Jalen Reagor and two other prospects in 2020, the Philadelphia Eagles need to find some young and talented wideouts to help whoever the starting quarterback is. With that being said, welcome Tennessee native and Clemson Tigers wideout Amari Rodgers, the five-foot-ten, 210-pound difference-maker.

Here’s someone that could boost the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense.

Built like a running back, Rodgers is a problem for defenders to bring down as he’s a complete bully with the ball in his hands. He possesses the speed to be a deep threat as well as the soft hands and toughness to play in the middle of the field. Coming off a great week in Mobile at the Reese’s Senior Bowl, Rodgers has slowly crept up draft boards across the league.

During his four-year career, Rodgers racked up over 2,000 yards receiving. 1,020 yards of that total came in 2020. So did seven touchdowns. Needless to say, he’s a big play waiting to happen and would be a guy that would command the ball for the Philadelphia Eagles.

What stands out about the former National Champion is his willingness to block in the running game and his high football IQ. He always seems to be in the right place at the right time and never seems to be fooled by what the defense is showing him.

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Here’s something else that will interest the Philadelphia Eagles faithful.

We at ITI spoke briefly with a scouting source and asked him his take on Amari and how he feels he could help the Philadelphia Eagles. While he did not want to be mentioned by name, he did have this to say:

"Amari is a football guy. He was born and was raised to do it really. His father is a legend in Knoxville (Tee Martin), so football runs through his veins. He can make all the catches and has a great skillset with the ball in his hands. He is a fun one to watch because you just feel like he is going to take it the distance when he touches the ball. He’s a threat to do so at any moment."

Moving forward, our source spoke of how the Clemson Tiger could help the Philadelphia Eagles.

"The Eagles drafted the TCU kid (Jalen Reagor) to be able to catch and run, and I think he can be a threat. Rodgers could do all those things as well but also adds value as a guy that can play inside and out. He has great run after the catch ability. He really does, but he is also a guy that can win 50-50 balls. He can run all the routes and he is deliberate in what he does and how he does it. In Philadelphia, he could be a big playmaker and a guy that speeds that offense up."

Again, it is no secret that the Philadelphia Eagles lack playmakers across their offense, and adding a player like Amari Rodgers could go a long way in fixing that. With his unique mix of soft hands, great route adjustments, and big-play ability, he could be a prospect that helps the Eagles offense and gets them back to the Philadelphia standard.