Philadelphia Eagles 7-round mock draft: Every fan’s dream comes true

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A Philadelphia Eagles trade lands them Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman.

The Cleveland Browns filled a few positions of need this free agency and feel comfortable trading out of the first round in this scenario. The Eagles leapfrog the Ravens (a team that has been linked with Bateman) at pick 27 and select the exciting Minnesota prospect. The Browns would also love to keep the talented receiver out of the Ravens’ reach.

Last year, the first three receivers selected were Henry Ruggs, Jerry Jeudy, and CeeDee Lamb. While they all flashed their potential in year one, it was the do-it-all Justin Jefferson that emerged as the top pass-catcher from the draft class.

History could repeat itself this year. While Ja’Marr Chase, Jaylen Waddle, and DeVonta Smith are all being celebrated as the top wide receivers, one of the many other talented receivers could become the top dog. Rashod Bateman is the best of the ‘other guys’ and has some serious WR1 potential.

It’s almost impossible to find a hole in Bateman’s game. At six-foot-two, he has an excellent frame, runs silky smooth routes, and is tough to bring down when the ball is in his hands. Although it was unofficial, the Minnestoa product ran a blazing fast 4.39 40 yard dash at his pro day. That speed translates to his game film as well.

The Philadelphia Eagles currently lack a true WR1. Bateman is a reliable pass catcher that would give Jalen Hurts a consistent target on the outside. It may take a trade to get the Big 10 product, but it’s certainly one that would be worth it.