More than likely, the Eagles will take another wide receiver in Round 1.
Will they or won’t they? We’ve tossed ideas back and forth about whether or not the Eagles will take another wide receiver in the first round for what seems like two months or more now.
Depending on whose mock draft you read, they’ve been linked to Drake London, Chris Olave, and Jameson Williams at some point or another (and more than once). Arguments have been made about all of those guys and why they’d be available at 16 (and why they won’t).
The only argument that’s been offered for this being a bad idea is the following. They took a wide receiver in the first round during the past two drafts. With all due respect to everyone who’s ever said that there may not be a worse way of thinking, and history has proven so.
If the ‘take the best player available’ approach or the ‘land the guy who satisfies a team need’ theories are working, it’s going to be hard to say no to Jameson Williams or Chris Olave if they’re still on the board when the Birds are finally on the clock.
We know the Eagles have a need at the position. We know they’ve done some research. ESPN’s Todd McShay has even gone on record to say this is now a priority for the organization. Three things are certain, and they are as follows.
One, none of us know what will happen until it happens. Second, the Eagles never take linebackers or cornerbacks in Round 1. Third, you probably aren’t going to hear any complaints in Eagles Nation if Jameson Williams throws on Philadelphia’s draft cap.
We’ve debated for months. The time is almost here. Storylines abound but none like these three. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait too much longer to see how things play out.