By now, you may have thought that there was a slight possibility that the buzz surrounding DeVonta Smith would have calmed some, but it hasn’t. Philadelphia Eagles fans are just as geeked as ever. That’s totally fine. They deserve this.
It’s been years since they’ve seen their favorite team take one of the best prospects from what’s grown into college football’s elite program, the Alabama Crimson Tide. It’s seemingly been decades since they’ve had a wide receiver of this caliber and had him this young.
We aren’t talking about veteran pickups. We’re talking about someone homegrown. Dare we say that it hasn’t since they landed DeSean Jackson, Jason Avant, and Jeremy Maclin many moons ago? Philly selected Avant in Round 4 of 2006’s NFL Draft. D-Jax was a second-rounder in 2008. They got Maclin in Round 1 back in 2009.
Eagles longtime play-by-play announcer Merrill Reese called that trio the best he’s ever seen, and trust us. His opinion should matter because he’s seen a game or two, but here’s something that you should have picked up on by now. DeVonta Smith has the potential to be one of the best receivers in franchise history, and that isn’t an exaggeration.
Add him to a mix that includes two other Eagles’ young guns, and the concoction could be explosive.
Jalen Reagor and Trevon Grimes complete an explosive Philadelphia Eagles trio.
Okay, everyone calm down. No, none of us, fans or media, got what we wanted out of Jalen Reagor in 2020 during his rookie season, but have no fear. Alleviating the pressure of having to be the guy will put him in a better spot to be successful going forward.
The question, if he’s the slot guy (sorry Greg Ward), is this. Who joins Smith on the outside on the other side of the formation? Is it Travis Fulgham? Is it Quez Watkins? The answer for your inquiring minds and all that ails this Philadelphia Eagles offense is this. The best option is the undrafted rookie, Trevon Grimes out of Florida. He’s going to make this team, period.
Anyone that disagrees needs only to complete the reading of this article, go to YouTube, and watch some tape. Grimes, a stud at six-foot-four and 218 pounds, is everything this franchise thought JJ Arcega-Whiteside would be.
All eyes are on rookie DeVonta Smith, and he’s served up some pretty awesome eye candy. The best part about that is he’s more than that. He’s soul food. Add him to a brew that includes Grimes on the outside and Reagor in the slot, and Philly could be set for the next eight years at wide receiver. Now when have you been able to say that?
Buckle up folks. This trio has the chance to be scary good if coached correctly (always a concern with Philly). If they are, you can write this down. None of these guys have the deep-play ability of DeSean Jackson, but who does? He’s the best deep-threat of all time. Still, even with that being said Smith, Grimes, and Reagor can topple Jackson, Maclin, and Avant as the best wide receiver trio the great Merrill Reese has seen.