A Closer Look at Wide Receiver Position at the NFL Combine
The Philadelphia Eagles staff was keeping a close eye on the NFL Combine in Indianapolis this past weekend as they looks to fill holes on the roster with more talent in the NFL Draft come April.
Howie Roseman’s focus could very well be at wide receiver at pick No. 21 where a void was left during the 2019 due to numerous injuries to the wide receiving core. Philadelphia has several opportunities to potentially take a receiver at No. 21, if not trade up.
The Sports Bash discussed with NFL Draft expert, Scott Wright, President of the draft website Draftcountdown.com. The guys went over the latest buzz surrounding the position and who has stood out at the NFL Combine.
Could Philadelphia be interested in trading up for a guy like Henry Ruggs III, Jerry Juedy or Justin Jefferson? Which wide out prospect fits the Eagles offense best?
"I think there is a clear cut top tier," said Wright. "Juedy, Ruggs and CeeDee Lamb they might be off the board in the top 15 picks."
We discussed plenty of options at wide receiver, including the depth at the position in the draft, which could go all the way into the middle rounds.
"I wonder if teams will wait to take advantage of all the depth," Wright asked on the Sports Bash. "I know if I was running a team and I couldn't get one of the top three, I would rather wait. I think the value will be around rounds three, four and five."
Who might be available at No. 21, some second round options and more.