Ranking popular Eagles 1st-round options following trade with Saints

Jermaine Johnson II #11, Florida State Seminoles (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
Jermaine Johnson II #11, Florida State Seminoles (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /
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Jameson Williams #1, Alabama Crimson Tide (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

player. 829. . . . Jameson Williams, Alabama. 8

If the Eagles do take another wideout in Round 1, they have intriguing options.

It feels lazy to state, when Jameson Williams versus Chris Olave debates begin, that we may be discussing a tossup, but it feels like these guys could have traded places and nothing would have changed in terms of offensive production for the teams that they were playing for.

We slot Williams slightly behind Olave for the time being because of the ACL tear in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, but that shouldn’t jeopardize his draft status or keep him from being ready for the 2022 NFL season (we hope).

. . . Chris Olave, Ohio State. 7. player. 812

Like Williams, Olave is a talented deep threat and a big play waiting to happen. Like Williams, we’ve seen dots connected between him and the Eagles on more than one occasion.

There would be no reason to complain if either one of these guys ended up in Philadelphia. Throw Treylon Burks into the discussion as being on par with both from a talent perspective, but it feels like the overwhelming theory is both are ranked slightly behind Drake London and Garrett Wilson and the preferred choices if the Eagles are indeed looking to add a wide receiver in Round 1.