Philadelphia Eagles draft: Ranking top 3 first-round WRs after Chase

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The Philadelphia Eagles need young talent at the wide receiver position.

With Jalen Hurts set to start for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2021, the team needs to focus on surrounding him with weapons. The only way that the front office and fans can give Hurts a fair evaluation is if he is given an ample opportunity to succeed. That brings us to the 2021 NFL Draft.

As historic as last year’s wide receiver class was, this year’s pool of pass-catchers has the potential to be even better. Not only does it boast a few potential top-ten picks, but the class also has game-changing talent in all seven rounds.

With the Eagles trading down from the sixth pick to the 12th, Philly has likely dropped out of the Ja’Marr Chase and Kyle Pitts sweepstakes. Sure, this move was a wise decision, but it puts even more pressure on Howie Roseman and the front office to nail this team’s first choice.

Chase and Pitts are generational talents, and if one or both of them would have been available for the Birds at six, the decision to draft one of them would have been a no-brainer.

Now, the argument can be made that the Eagles might not draft a receiver until the second or third round. The possibility of drafting an elite receiver lessens as the draft wears on, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. With that being said, let’s do some of Roseman’s homework for him and discuss three potential wide receiver targets who represent immense value to the Birds in Round 1.