Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Best SEC wideouts not named Chase, Smith, or Waddle

Ja’Marr Chase (Mandatory Credit: LSU Athletics/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network)
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Shi Smith (Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports) /

Shi Smith, South Carolina. 5. player. 850. . .

The Philadelphia Eagles wouldn’t bet on another small receiver, would they?

Five-foot-ten and 190-pound Shi Smith makes football fans worry about the prospect of a bad pass by his quarterback leading him into a violent collision with an opposing team’s linebacker or safety, but hey, that’s life in the NFL, isn’t it?

Birds fans would probably rather see their favorite team swing the bat at someone who’s around six-foot-tall and 200 pounds, but Mr. Smith has the heart of a lion and plays the game like someone who’s seven inches taller.

He’s probably a slot receiver at the pro level, and again, for an Eagles team that already has so many small guys on offense (Jalen Reagor, Boston Scott, and Greg Ward), it may not hurt to think about someone with Alshon Jeffery’s body type, but Smith’s 174 receptions, 2,204 receiving yards, and 13 touchdowns during his 42-game career in Columbia, South Carolina are hard to ignore, especially when he never had consistent and competent quarterback play.

Smith edges out Trevon Grimes for a spot on this list. Might the Philadelphia Eagles show any interest? He’s probably someone you’ll see drafted on Day 2 of the NFL Draft.