Eagles Add a Receiver

Posted: May 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Comments Off on Eagles Add a Receiver

The draft is over, but that doesn’t mean the offseason is. On Wednesday, the Eagles added a weapon a Wheaton.

What should we make of this? Wheaton is here for two reasons: competition and insurance.

The Eagles have an outstanding trio of veteran receiver in Jeffery, Agholor and Wallace. They have talented youngsters in Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson. The team has a mixture of guys who will fight for a roster spot. Marquess Wilson is a veteran with size and ability. Greg Ward is a young slot receiver with some potential. Bryce Treggs has been with the team for parts of the past two years and can play in the slot or outside.

Wheaton is a veteran with good speed. He has 22 career starts and has 110 career receptions. He played a lot in 2014 and 2015 and posted good numbers.

2014 – 53-644-2
2015 – 44-749-5

Wheaton has only caught 7 passes over the past two years combined. 2015 must seem like a lifetime ago to him. Still, he has been a productive starter. If anything happened to Mike Wallace, you wouldn’t want Hollins and Gibson as the only guys fighting for that spot. Wheaton has the speed to be a vertical threat, Wallace’s primary role this year.

Most likely, nothing will come of this move. Wheaton will get regular reps in the spring and summer and show that he still has NFL speed and ability, but I doubt he seriously pushes anyone for a job. If someone should get hurt, Wheaton is a good insurance policy.

He does have some experience as a KOR. The Eagles are unsettled there so Wheaton can help his cause if he’s able to have some success as a returner.


This would be an excellent move.

You need three QBs to handle all the practice reps of minicamp, passing camps and Training Camp. And it sure helps to have solid QBs. Matt McGloin did not play well last year. Callahan won’t be mistaken for Joe Montana anytime soon, but I think he’ll be an upgrade on McGloin.

This play shows some physical potential.

The Eagles also want to make sure they have someone competing with Nate Sudfeld. The team is high on him, but you never know how a young guy will handle success. Sudfeld has heard nothing but good things for the past several months. He needs another QB pushing him.


I have compared Goedert to Travis Kelce myself so that makes sense to me. It is hard not to get excited about giving Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz another weapon to work with.

As for Sweat, he is a freak. And I mean that in the best possible way.

His combination of size, speed, explosion and agility is freakish. This is a guy you take a chance on. That doesn’t guarantee he will work out, but that is special athleticism.

I’m excited to see him in action this summer.


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