Philadelphia Eagles 7-round mock draft: Building for the future

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2369. . wide receiver. Blazers . Austin Watkins. 150. player

The Philadelphia Eagles would be wise to add a couple of wideouts in 2021.

Landing Jaylen Waddle in the first round would be a great start, but adding a big-bodied wideout like UAB’s Austin Watkins could push the offense into dominance. The six-foot-three, 210-pound weapon has the size and catch radius to be a true force in the National Football League. The Philadelphia Eagles offense could use a prospect with his ability moving forward.

He is blessed with real speed to help him separate from defenders and the clean route running ability coaches look for. While he does need development in his game, his only issues are coachable and could easily be fixed. The little cousin of Super Bowl-winning wideout Sammy Watkins has all the tools to be a huge get at the next level.

His skill set was on full display at the Senior Bowl and he did not disappoint. Showing out in front of NFL scouts and the media alike, Watkins proved he is capable of playing against the best players in college football. He has the potential to be a steal in the fifth round.