Philadelphia Eagles top 4 non-SEC wide receiver options

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405. . . . D'Wayne Eskridge, Western Michigan. 1. player

Cue the controversy if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, if you throw out Rashod Bateman, the best wide receiver from a non-SEC school is someone you’ve probably never even seen play.

You can say whatever you want about these guys that play in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. You can say what you want about the NCAA’s Mid-American Conference. Here’s what you can’t say. D’Wayne Eskridge is lost about what he’s supposed to do on a football field, especially when he has the ball in his hands.

Like Atwell and Moore, Eskridge is five-foot-nine. You can’t make this up. He’s one of the more experienced wideouts in this class. In 43 career games at the collegiate level, he racked up 121 receptions for 2.244 receiving yards and reached the end zone 15 times, and how about this?

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He averaged more than 20 yards per reception from 2018 to 2020. That includes an astonishing 24.3 yards per reception average in 2019 and 23.3 yards per reception in 2020. If those numbers translate even slightly, look out. With his speed and playmaking ability, he figures to have an immediate impact at the professional level, regardless of where he lands.