Philadelphia Eagles draft: Ranking their top 3 third-round WR targets
By Smit Bajaj
The talent at wideout is pretty thick in Round 3 if you’re the Philadelphia Eagles.
So, is anyone else wondering what happens if the Philadelphia Eagles don’t take a wide receiver in Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft? They’d have to take one in Round 2 right? Well, the truth is none of us really know how these things will play out.
What we can bank on is the fact that, fortunately for them, if they want to wait on wideout help and address other needs early, they can still find great pass catchers later, especially in Round 3. Take Rondale Moore for example.
Moore has to be the most interesting wide receiver prospect in this draft. He ran a 4.33 40 yard dash at his Pro Day and complemented this with an absurd 42.5-inch vertical jump. Sure, Pro Days seem to produce ridiculous 40-yard dash times for a ton of prospects, but Moore’s game tape supports his ‘4.33’ claim.
The only issue with this young man is that he isn’t very tall. He measured in at five-foot-seven. He’ll be one of the shortest wide receivers in the league when he enters the NFL. Due to his height and his skill set, the former Purdue Boilermaker projects to be a slot receiver.
He’ll likely be a gadget player at the next level, and the Philadelphia Eagles need a reliable pass catcher. If the team opts to ‘double dip’ in the draft at the wide receiver position, however, Moore should be on the Eagles’ radar. He’s the best of a potential third-round bunch. Here are two other prospects that they may want to think of as well.