Ranking Eagles best trade options at wide receiver during NFL offseason

Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons (Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)
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DK Metcalf #14, Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

. . . D.K. Metcalf, Seahawks. 1. player. 36

Maybe the Eagles have been fawning over the wrong Seahawks star.

It seems like it’s been forever since it happened. Once upon a time, the Eagles, with the 57th-overall selection of the 2019 NFL Draft, took JJ Arcega-Whiteside over D.K. Metcalf who the Seattle Seahawks took seven draft spots later at 64.

At the time, it made a little sense. JJAW was described as the second-coming of Alshon Jeffery. D.K. was coming off of a neck injury, so several teams were backing off.

Unfortunately, it’s hindsight, not foresight that’s always seen in 20-20 vision, and not only is JJAW so far from being the second coming of Alshon Jeffery but the argument can also be made that Jeffrey Lurie could be as productive on the field as Arcega-Whiteside is.

We’re teasing of course (sort of), but missing on D.K. was such a gross error in judgment that its effect has carried over to make other bad decisions by the Eagles’ brain trust seem even worse than they are.

Taking Jalen Reagor over Justin Jefferson was another of Philadelphia’s draft-day snafus, but it’s more agonizing because both Metcalf and Jefferson are stars while JJAW and Reagor continue to struggle.

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Hre’s where the rubber meets the road. Philly could make all of this right. If they moved on from JJAW by finding anyone willing to take him off of their hands, that would assist in creating room for a potential trade with Seattle to add a wideout that should have been a part of the Eagles’ nest in the first place.

Can you imagine the battles he and Slay would have at practice? Can you imagine how that would take both of their games to the next level? We’ve talked ourselves into it. Hopefully, you feel the same way. Someone get Howie Roseman on the line immediately.