Top-tier NFL Draft prospect open to joining Eagles alongside DeVonta Smith

Garrett Wilson #5, Ohio State Buckeyes (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Garrett Wilson #5, Ohio State Buckeyes (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /

It’s funny how things can change over the course of a few months. Jalen Reagor has gone from being the second wide receiver on the Philadelphia Eagles depth chart to now being their third. In Week 5 of the 2021-2022 regular season, Haason Reddick harrassed Jalen Hurts and the Eagles offense and almost made Philly’s trip to Charlotte a disappointing one.

He tallied two sacks and eight total tackles, including six of the solo variety and two that resulted in a loss of yardage. He also hit Jalen Hurts two more times. Thankfully, Reddick is on our side now as the Temple star/Jersey native was officially inked to a three-year deal on March 16th.

We can’t stop talking about the wide receiver position though, can we? That seems to happen every offseason.

It wasn’t that long ago that many of us were saying we’d rather see Philly sign one in free agency than draft another as we’ve seen how inept they’ve been at performing the latter function.

There was another contingent that believed, if the Eagles did draft a wideout, they’d be better suited to wait until after Round 1. After all, they’ve taken a wideout on the first night in each of the past two selection meetings.

Guess what? People are beginning to back off of that theory slightly now.

There’s no way the Eagles can land Garrett Wilson in the NFL Draft. That’s impossible, right?

As each new NFL mock draft is written and published for public consumption, it doesn’t take much study to realize that the experts aren’t as staunch in their belief that Philly shouldn’t take a wideout as some of the fan base has been. The Eagles have been linked to USC Trojans star Drake London and Chris Olave, formerly of the Ohio State Buckeyes on multiple occassions. Inside The Iggles even explored the idea of adding Treylon Burks this week.

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Here’s something that you might see as being interesting. Recently, Ohio State’s other wideout, Garrett Wilson connected the dots between himself and the Birds.

In a conversation with The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Josh Tolentino during Ohio State’s Pro Day, Wilson revealed that he grew up as an Eagles fan and has no issues with any scenario that ends with him winding up in the City of Brotherly Love playing opposite of DeVonta Smith while having Jalen Hurts as his quarterback.

Take a look at some of the highlights.

Depending on who you ask, you might hear that London, Olave, Wilson, and Burks are this draft class’s best prospects at the wide receiver position. How they rank varies, but those are the guys.

Many give the top spot on that list to Wilson or London, so even though the argument can be made that it seems unlikely that Garrett Wilson would be available when the Eagles are on the clock at 15 or 16, there’s a chance that he might be.

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Most would rather see Philly address their needs at linebacker, cornerback, edge rusher with those picks. We all can make arguments for why that makes sense. Let’s be honest though.

Once Philadelphia is on the clock at 15 or 16, if Olave, Wilson, and/or Burks are available, it’s going to be difficult to ignore either one of those guys. Keep an eye on these wide receiver prospects as we move through the draft process.