Former teammates of DeVonta Smith the Eagles should consider drafting

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John Metchie III, wide receiver. . player. 829. . .

Might the Eagles consider an Alabama one-two punch at wideout?

Find any football fan, die-hard or casual, and you won’t have any issues with their ability to tell you who their quarterback is. They’re the stars. They’re the face of the franchise, but the wide receivers get tons of burn too. It’s long been one of the glory positions on offense and the one position on offense that the Philadelphia Eagles tend to screw up come draft time.

You can look at any era of football, this has been going on in the City of Brotherly Love for a while. Often, when the Birds have gone the route of exploring free agency, they’ve found further heartbreak. Can you believe we were actually pumped about James Thrash and spent years discussing a broken-down Irving Fryar after he left?

No disrespect Irv… He made two Pro Bowls with the Eagles and he produced 1,000-yard receiving seasons in the first two of his three seasons with the team, but we all know he was past his prime right?

There have been rumors of the Eagles’ perceived interest in trading for former Bama star Calvin Ridley, but the next draft class boats two young stars that might tickle Philly’s fancy. One is the supremely gifted Jameson Williams, but he figures to go in Round 1, so we have to mention John Metchie. He should be on the board if the Birds look to snag a wideout but look to do so sometime on Day 2.