The Eagles can use draft capital to add another playmaker at wide receiver.
Okay, so let’s do some inventory. Jalen Reagor can’t play. Neither can JJ Arcega-Whiteside. Greg Ward might leave in free agency.
Mike Williams is a no-go. The same is probably true about Chris Godwin and Davante Adams. The draft has a few potential stars, but no one wants to see the Eagles gamble and potentially waste another draft choice on a bust, but what else is out there?
Odell Beckham Jr. probably stays with the L.A. Rams, so the Eagles are down to guys like Allen Robinson, Antonio Brown, and JuJu Smith-Schuster. We like Robinson, but all of those names make us nervous. We’re back on that idea we had about Ridley. Rather than draft a guy why not trade for someone proven?
The Seahawks just moved Wilson and are in a total rebuild. Maybe they’ll be willing to part with D.K. Metcalf too? We can’t guarantee that there are any wide receivers in the draft that are better than that one. Plus, it gives the Eagles another veteran, someone to take pressure off of DeVonta Smith, and another weapon for Jalen Hurts.
Sign us up. This one makes sense. Philly can still take a wideout later in the draft. They can also see if one of the available free agents they’re eyeing is still around later (and less expensive if he is). Either way, the long and short of everything is this.
They have to be aggressive and add another playmaker (preferably D.K. Metcalf) if not two. They can’t go into battle in 2022 with Smith, Reagor, JJAW, and Quez Watkins being the top four guys on their wide receivers depth chart.