The Eagles have a lot of guys, but how confident are we in the WR corps past Smith and Brown?
‘Home run’ typically isn’t a term we use in conjunction with the National Football League, but the Philadelphia Eagles most certainly hit one on the first night of the NFL Draft, sending a first-round and third-round selection to the Tennessee Titans in exchange for A.J. Brown. Philly’s offense and wide receiver corps got a tremendous upgrade simply by him walking into the NovaCare Complex.
Joining Brown atop the depth chart is DeVonta Smith. He’s coming off of a solid rookie campaign. The problem is, though we know Greg Ward and Quez Watkins have some ability (and Zach Pascal has a chance at being a lot better than many are expecting), past those guys, there are seven guys who are, in all likelihood, jockeying for one spot on the roster. Most of which present more questions than answers.
Devon Allen hasn’t played since 2016. John Hightower hasn’t shown us much when he has played, and Jalen Reagor can’t play at all unless we’re discussing seven-on-seven drills in training camp.
Then, there’s everyone else: Deon Cain, Britain Covey, Josh Hammond, and Keric Wheatfall. Yep! Something tells us that we’ll be discussing this unit all summer. Expect to see a lot of guys falling victim to the numbers game.