Philadelphia Eagles draft: Revisiting those last ten wide receivers taken

Jalen Reagor #18, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Too often, the Philadelphia Eagles get poor results from drafted wideouts.

Over the course of the last ten years, the Philadelphia Eagles have drafted ten wide receivers. Most of which haven’t panned out. Then, there’s this. In only four drafts over the last ten selection meetings that preceded 2021 have the Eagles not gone the route of choosing a wide receiver. It happened in 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2018.

The good news is they still managed to find some offensive talent. You can’t argue with the selections of Jason Kelce, Zach Ertz,  Dallas Goedert, Lane Johnson, Carson Wentz,  and Isaac Seumalo.

As the 2021 NFL Draft approaches, Philadelphia has plenty of interesting options to choose from if the team picks a wide receiver this year.  In the first round alone, there are guys like LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase (if he’s available when the Birds are on the clock at 12). There’s Alabama’s Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith, Purdue’s Rondale Moore, and Florida’s Kadarius Toney.

As we take a look back at the wide receivers the team has drafted in previous years, cross your fingers that the Eagles won’t continue a poor trend of making bad decisions at the position.