The Eagles drafted WRs in the 2nd and 3rd round this year. Most people are confident that the players will pan out. Heck, Jordan Matthews is already slated for stardom by some. How times have changed.
Take a look at this list of WRs drafted by the Eagles from 1999-2012.
* Hank Baskett
What the heck happened in 2004? Either the team learned how to draft receivers or Andy Reid and his staff learned how to develop them. Donovan was erratic early in his career, but was a polished QB by 2004. I’m sure that’s part of the situation. It just amazes me how different the 2 groups are in terms of success and production.
The first group has 24 career TDs.
The second group has 118 career TDs. Heck, Reggie Brown has 17 TDs by himself.
I’m not here to bring conclusions to you. I’m curious as to what your theories are for what happened? Did the team get better at scouting? Did Reid and the staff improve? Did McNabb simply get better? Did everybody learn something from TO that helped with WR development?
Any other theories?
I don’t think this is just a coincidence. Seems too definitive to be random.