With sports being canceled, there is even more excitement with the 2020 NFL draft coming up on Thursday.
The Eagles have eight picks in this upcoming draft and a lot of holes in the roster that they need to fix. I’m going to be looking into the best options for the Eagles in the first round.
The Eagles are missing a lot, they need help in the secondary, at linebacker, and most importantly, they need a receiver.
With this being as good a wide receiver draft as it is, there is no doubt in my mind that in the first round the Eagles need to find one. The top four receivers are CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma, Jerry Juedy, Alabama, Henry Ruggs III, Alabama and Justin Jefferson, LSU.
Each receiver is a little different in their own respect but they would drastically help the Eagles next season. The latest two mock drafts released by NFL Network have Henry Ruggs III falling to the Eagles at 21, Ruggs is the fastest of the group, as well as having a solid hand and a great ability to track the deep ball. The fear with him is his lack of production though.
The Alabama receiver was the second or arguably third receiver there with Juedy and Smith in front of him. But there is still no doubt this guy could be a superstar in the NFL with an ability to take the top off for any team.
There has also been a recent rumor that our Philadelphia Eagles are aggressively looking to move up in the draft to take arguably this years best receiver CeeDee Lamb. Lamb was an unbelievable player at Oklahoma and checks all the boxes, he runs well, good hands, good route runner, and can win the 50/50 jump balls. In doing that, the Eagles would most likely need to jump all the way up to 12 giving up a lot and I don’t know if that would totally be worth it for the birds.
I see the most likely option as the Eagles staying at 21 and drafting Justin Jefferson. Jefferson put up unreal numbers at LSU this year leading the team in receiving yards and catching 18 touchdowns to go along with it. The problem with Jefferson is some people believe he is not fast enough or is a slot receiver. But Jefferson did himself well at the combine running a solid 4.43.
The takes place on Thursday, April 23. Tune in to see who the Eagles pick.