After ending 2019 in disappointment, the Philadelphia Eagles and the speedster Jalen Reagor, upgrading their wide receiver room in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Philadelphia Eagles ended their 2019 season in disappointing fashion. Carson Wentz went down due to injury once again and the team was left with some soul searching to do. After letting Malcolm Jenkins walk in free agency, Eagles fans had no clue what route the team was looking to take. General Manager Howie Roseman pulled off a great deal and landed star cornerback Darius Slay in a trade. With the 21st pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Eagles selected Jalen Reagor.
The Eagles haven’t drafted a great prospect in the first round since Wentz back in 2016. In recent years Philadelphia has drafted Derek Barnett and Andre Dillard in round one. Neither of them has panned out to be elite level starters that you would like to see after spending a first-round pick on them.
Barnett has played quality time in three seasons and totaled a career-high 6.5 sacks last season. However, he only appeared in six games in 2018 due to injury. The jury is still out on Dillard but he struggled as a rookie and only started four games.
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Moreover, after drafting Reagor the Eagles have the chance to compete with the Dallas Cowboys for the division title and possibly make another Super Bowl run if everyone stays healthy. It will be fun to see how the draft plays out for them as they need huge needs in the secondary and on offense.
The offense lacks speed and talent at the wide receiver so do not be surprised if the receiver position is addressed early during the draft. A linebacker can also be in play for Philadelphia with the 21st pick. Prospects like Patrick Queen and Kenneth Murray are well sought after linebackers and should be available when the Eagles are on the clock.