The Philadelphia Eagles need help at wide receiver and Carson Wentz is getting stir crazy.
Wentz knows that the combination of a disgruntled Alshon Jeffery, an aged DeSean Jackson, and JJ Arcega-Whiteside are not going to get the Eagles back to the Super Bowl.
Based on Wentz’s Instagram activity, he suggests that he is desperate for help at wide receiver. As of late, Wentz has been hyping up his new passing trainer as a viable pass-catching threat.
The Eagles obviously can’t throw the passing trainer out there, but he might be a better option than Nelson Agholor.
In recent mock drafts, the Eagles are rumored to be taking two receivers in the draft. Outside of the draft, the Eagles are linked to multiple teams. If the team can move Jeffery for a second or third round pick, the Eagles could move up in the draft.
The Eagles own the No. 21, No. 53, and No. 103 picks of the draft. It seems likely that the Eagles will use one of those picks on a receiver. These are the best options.
Second Round: Justin Jefferson (LSU)
Jefferson finished 2019 with 111 receptions for 1,540 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns. The 6-foot-3 and 192-pound receiver is a borderline first or second round prospect. If he does fall to the second round, he is the best choice out there.
Third Round: Van Jefferson (Florida)
Jefferson finished 2019 with 46 receptions for 657 yards and seven touchdowns. NFL.com draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah gave this analysis: “After the catch: Another aspect of Jefferson’s game that is attractive is his ability to hurt defenses after the catch. While not the dangerous prospect that Henry Ruggs is, Jefferson has the ability to get up field and get yards after securing the catch.”
I view the #Eagles options at wide receiver like this:
** Receivers I’d trade up for
** Receivers I’d take at No. 21
** Receivers I’d trade back for
I sorted 11 receivers into those three categories: https://t.co/FHOTKiJKP4
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) April 8, 2020