Pick 18. Chris Olave, Wide Reciever Ohio State
The Eagles have spent the last three drafts attempting to fix the wide receiver position. While they have found something special in DeVonta Smith, the rest of their picks have yet to fully prove themselves. Given that the Eagles could be looking to give quarterback Jalen Hurts another opportunity to prove that he can be their franchise QB, it would make sense to surround him with the most weapons they can.
No receiver may be a better fit than Ohio State’s Chris Olave. Olave is one of the most polished receivers we have seen in recent history. Between his elite route running and overall ability to produce, Olave could potentially be the most pro-ready option out of all the receivers in this year’s class.
While at Ohio State, Olave became one of the most proven wide receivers in school history. Over his four seasons, he recorded 176 receptions, 2711 receiving yards, and a school-record 35 receiving touchdowns.
While he isn’t the fastest player, he has more than enough speed to be a downfield threat. Last season, seven of his touchdowns came on throws 20 or more yards down the field.
Given that the Eagles can properly utilize a duo of Smith and Olave, they could quickly have their receiving duo of the future. Olave can come in and immediately be a threat to opposing defenses.