Eagles could replace Jalen Reagor with any of these free agents right now

Jalen Reagor #18, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Chris Godwin #14, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /

2. player. 48. . . . Chris Godwin, Bucs

Chris Godwin upgrades the Eagles receiver corps immediately.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are so loaded that, when mentioning how many weapons they have just on the offensive side of the ball, you can rattle off the names of maybe five or six guys before you even get to Chris Godwin.

Ladies and gentlemen, that in no way is meant to be disrespectful to the six-foot-one, 208-pound do-it-all prototype. If Godwin was placed on the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster now, he’s starting opposite of DeVonta Smith as one of the Birds’ top two wideouts. There’s nothing that’s going to alter that between now and when he hits the free-agency market in March of 2022.

Godwin hasn’t reached his ceiling yet. The roof appears to be caving in on Jalen Reagor.

Here’s some interesting perspective. None of this matters now, but the Bucs drafted Godwin in 2017 during the selection meeting’s third round. That was 70 selections after Philly took Derek Barnett in Round 1 and 41 selections after they snatched up Sidney Jones in Round 2. The draft is truly a crapshoot, isn’t it?

There’s no way that he’d still be there at the same position if we were allowed a do-over knowing what we know now. Godwin turned out to be a much better player than Barnett, Jones, and everyone else the Eagles drafted in 2017.

On March 9th, Tampa placed the franchise tag, one worth $15.9 million on Godwin, but as of now, he has yet to ink an extension. Might the Birds be intrigued when another Spring rolls around if he’s still without a deal?