Positives, negatives after Philadelphia Eagles acquire Devon Allen

Devon Allen, (Photo by STEFAN WERMUTH / AFP) (Photo by STEFAN WERMUTH/AFP via Getty Images)
Devon Allen, (Photo by STEFAN WERMUTH / AFP) (Photo by STEFAN WERMUTH/AFP via Getty Images) /
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The newest Philadelphia Eagles receiver hasn’t played football since 2016.

You’ve probably already enlisted Google’s help to do some homework, and if you have, one thing probably jumped out at you. Devon Allen was a member of the 2014 Pac-12 winning Oregon Ducks football team, but he hasn’t played the game at an organized level since 2016.

His first year at the collegiate level was also his most productive season. He hauled in 41 receptions for 684 yards and reached the end zone seven times. He only appeared in nine more games from 2015 to 2016, and again, because this is very important, he hasn’t played football since 2016.

Call it a crazy theory, but that doesn’t sound like an upgrade for a team that truly needs one at the wide receiver position. That isn’t what you want to see from a team that walked into the league year knowing that they needed to find better weapons for Jalen Hurts, especially seeing as how this team’s only other move to improve the position came with the addition of Zach Pascal.

Mr. Pascal was given a lower overall grade than Jalen Reagor after the 2021-2022 NFL season.

Following his first season with the Ducks, he only scored one more touchdown and produced 235 more yards receiving. While that may be cause for concern, it isn’t a death sentence (at least we hope not). We’ll have to wait and see how he looks when these guys throw the pads on before we can give this one its full analysis.