Fun Options

Posted: March 30th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 6 Comments »

If you held a gun to my head and asked who I want the Eagles to draft right now…wait, why would you do such a horrible thing? Just buy me a PBR and I’ll gladly talk to you about DeVonta Smith. My opinion may change (and Smith may be gone by 12), but he’s the dude I want as of today.

We know the Eagles believe in building the line of scrimmage so they easily could go O-line or D-line at pick 12. I need to write about the potential targets and who makes the most sense for the Eagles. For now, just assume the team does go OL or DL. What would that mean for WR?

I have good news. There are good options beyond pick 12.

We know the top three receivers will be Ja’Marr Chase, DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle. Chase should go first. After that, the other two will be valued differently by each team. All three of them are terrific prospects.

We don’t know who will go after the big three. One possibility is Bateman, who was great in 2019. He didn’t have as much success in 2020 and that could affect his draft status. Bateman could be available at the Eagles second round pick.

I love his RAC ability. He plucks the ball on the move and just explodes up the field. The Eagles have struggled with yards after the catch in recent years. Bateman would be a big help.

Moore was thought of as potentially a first round pick, but he only measured in at 5-7. He is absolutely explosive. Like Darren Sproles, he’s short, but muscular and thick.

That is not an undersized dude. He’s short, but he is put together. And Moore posted big time numbers at his Pro Day, which matched the way he played at Purdue. He was truly a difference-maker.

If the Eagles drafted Bateman, he could play in the slot or outside. Moore most certainly would spend most of his time in the slot. There are other good receivers who could be in the mix in the early second round if the Eagles should skip receiver at 12.

Of course, that might be tough to do.

https://twitter.com/JS_Football/status/1346805948644470784

The Eagles won’t have an official weight or 40-time for Smith, but his game tape is pretty incredible.

Cynthia Frelund does analytics work for the NFL Network and she recently did a mock draft using numbers to see who would likely be available and which pick would make the most sense for a team.

She had the Eagles taking Smith.

We’ll see.

*****

The NFL made it official.

The Eagles play the Jets this year.

No more 8-8. Teams will have a winning or losing record. No more sitting on the fence.

I guess you could go 8-8-1, but that won’t be a likely outcome.

I’m not a fan of the extra game, but it’s here so let’s embrace it.

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