Less-mentioned WRs Eagles can target during every round of NFL Draft

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The Eagles won’t consider Christian Watson in Round 1, but what if he slides to Day 2?

Every NFL Draft prospect will have opportunities to elevate their stock at various points of the offseason. Former North Dakota State Bison standout Christian Watson has taken advantage of every opportunity that’s been presented to him.

Standing at six-foot-four and tipping the scales at 208 pounds, no one ever had to question whether or not this Tampa, Florida native looked like an NFL wide receiver. The question is whether or not he could play like one. He’s definitely answered those questions.

In 2021, he hauled in 43 receptions, resulting in 800 receiving yards, and he reached the end zone seven times. He picked up another 114 yards with his legs on 15 carries, and he reached the end zone once as a rusher. He’s continued to impress during the offseason and pre-draft process.

After putting in work during his week-long visit to the Senior Bowl, he posted a 4.36-second 40-yard dash time to go along with 38.5-inch and 136-inch showings in the vertical and broad jumps respectively. Those are phenomenal marks for a man that’s, again, six-foot-four and 208 pounds.

Some scouts have moved him ahead of guys like Treylon Burks, George Pickens, and Jahan Dotson. Don’t be surprised if he’s taken in the first round. As far as the Eagles are concerned, taking him at 15 and 18 would be considered a reach. At least, that seems to be the thinking right now, but if he’s available in Round 2 (it’s doubtful), he could be a very intriguing choice.