The Eagles need to do whatever it takes to land Mike Williams.
By now, we’ve all agonized over the Eagles’ snafus when it comes to drafting wide receivers long enough. There are times when it feels like Howie Roseman is a spy who’s been sent to ruin this team from the inside. After much discussion, we’ve realized that he’s on our side. He just has no clue about how to evaluate and draft wide receiver prospects. It’s for that reason that we’re on the side of him trying to buy one this time around.
We realize that these types of conversations can be subjective, but here’s our theory on who the top wide receivers are that are expected to hit the free-agency pool in March.
- Davante Adams (Green Bay)
- Chris Godwin (Tampa Bay)
- Mike Williams (LA Chargers)
- Odell Beckham Jr. (LA Rams)
- Allen Robinson (Chicago)
There are others, but no one should object too much about those guys earning a place in the top five. Here’s what you want to think about if you’re like us and you believe the Birds are better suited to buy a receiver than draft one.
Davante Adams is sure to cost more than the Eagles will want to pay. That’s if the Green Bay Packers allow him to walk in free agency. There’s no guarantee of that. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may not allow Chris Godwin to get away either, but if both test free agency, they’ll be the most expensive fish in the pool.
Mike Williams is the third-best receiver in free agency. Odell Beckham Jr. proved he has some juice left, but he’s deteriorating physically. There are no guarantees with Allen Robinson.
The Eagles have freed up some cap space, but they don’t need to blow all of their money on Adams or Godwin. Williams won’t be inexpensive either, but in terms of the best bang for Philly’s bucks, this may be the guy. He also gives them the veteran presence in the locker room they’ve needed for a while.