Philadelphia Eagles WR power ranking following DeVonta Smith selection

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The Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver carousel continues to turn.

If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, the only thing that you can hope for is that DeVonta Smith drives a wedge in this revolving door at wide receiver. We won’t bring up the fact that this team has never given us much since the Buddy Ryan years outside of a Calvin Williams and a Fred Barnett here and an Irving Fryar there.

Sure, there was Terrell Owens, but he was here for 22 games (if you include a nice performance in the Super Bowl that year). Since 2017, Philly got a little juice from Alshon Jeffery. They gambled and lost on Mike Wallace and Torrey Smith although the latter had a couple of scores in 2017’s regular season and a few nice plays during the Super Bowl run. DeSean Jackson’s return popped in 2019’s season opener but fizzled afterward.

We won’t even bring up James Trash and Todd Stinkston. Sorry, that should read James Thrash and Todd Pinkston.

Over the last two years, Eagles fans have complained about the fact that this team took JJ Arcega-Whiteside and Jalen Reagor over D.K. Metcalf and Justin Jefferson. The selection of DeVonta Smith erased some of that frustration in a night. We’ll see if it all pays off come the now-17-game regular season.

In the meantime, here’s a power ranking of the Birds’ eight receivers. We begin with the bottom half.