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Should Eagles Target Wide Receiver John Ross At 14th overall?

With the 14th Overall Pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, there has been a lot of discussion about the Eagles drafting Christian McCaffrey, Derek Barnett, or one of the top Cornerback prospects.  But in 2016 the Eagles still had one of the worst statistical Wide Receiver units in the NFL, among the worst in the NFL in Drops Percentage per Target and Yard Per Catch.  Even though they added Alshon Jeffrey and Torrey Smith via Free Agency, should the Eagles be looking at Wide Receiver in the 1st round?

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Turron Davenport of USA Today Eagles Wire joined Mike Gill on Wednesday and explained why University of Washington Wide Receiver John Ross should be on the Eagles radar next Thursday:

“John Ross is a guy that definitely should be in play (at 14th overall); Torrey Smith is a really good player, I think he still has potential to stretch the field and we will see what happens with Alshon Jeffrey as far as after this year.  But the fact still remains they don’t have that speed on the roster, outside of Torrey.  So you get a guy like John Ross who completely stretch the field, he is a guy who can play in the slot if you want.  But more importantly the Jet Sweep is something, you get that 4.22 (40 Yard Dash Speed) and let him turn that corner, he’s gone, that’s Six Points.  So there’s a lot you can do with him.”

Hear Davenport’s analysis of the top Cornerback Prospects in this year’s draft, why he would choose Dalvin Cook over Christian McCaffrey, and what he thinks Howie Roseman’s game plan is for Draft Night.

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