Gimme More Speed!

Posted: April 25th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Comments Off on Gimme More Speed!

The fifth round is now in the books. The Eagles only made one pick, but they stayed busy with a handful of trades.

WR John Hightower – Boise State

The Eagles added another explosive weapon for the offense. Hightower ran 4.43. He delivered big plays all year long. He’s got okay size at 6-1, 189.

Hightower is an outside receiver and a KOR. BSU would get him the ball on end arounds and trick plays. Hightower isn’t just fast. He is an instinctive runner and playmaker.

Good value at this point.

Trade – WR Marquise Goodwin

The good…ran 4.27 coming out of college. Averages 16.6 yards per catch for his career. Veteran player.

The bad…lots of injuries. Only played in 16 games once in his career. Will turn 30 this season

The key…Eagles only had to move down 15 spots in the draft to get Goodwin. Low risk move. If he pans out, great. If he doesn’t, the cost was miniscule. The offense needed speed. I like bringing in a bunch of fast guys. Don’t count on one guy to solve the problem.

Trade – move back

The Eagles dealt a pick to Dallas, moving back and adding a 5th rounder in 2021.

Trade – move back

The Eagles have four more picks:



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