The Eagles never seem to satisfy those wide receiver issues and concerns.
It never seems to end, does it? Ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles are in a similar position to the one they were in a year ago (and the year before that). There are holes at the wide receiver position, especially at the starting position opposite DeVonta Smith, and there are questions about whether or not they should take one in Round 1.
Sure, Quez Watkins is explosive, but is he really an NFL-level second option? We’ve already determined that Jalen Reagor, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, and John Hightower can’t play right?
Here are a few of the names that we’ve seen attached to the Eagles in the 2022 draft class: Drake London (USC Trojans), Chris Olave (Ohio State Buckeyes), Jameson Williams (Alabama Crimson Tide). History has taught us, however, that Philly’s brass tends to believe they’re smarter than everyone else in the room.
Regardless of who the best players are that are available when they’re on the clock, they’ll, at some point, overthink things. They’ll take a wrong turn and do something that will leave us scratching our heads.
This is a deep class at wide receiver though. We say that every year, but it’s truly the case in 2022. If adding to the corps is a part of Philadelphia’s thought process, they’ll have some options. Here’s a list of seven lesser-mentioned and/or under-the-radar prospects that could step in and contribute immediately. The attempt here was to identify one for all seven rounds.