Most NFL Draft analysts have the Philadelphia Eagles selecting a wide receiver or a cornerback in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft.

On Thursday ESPN’s Mel Kiper, released his second mock draft of 2021, with the Eagles selecting LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase.

After trading away Carson Wentz, 2020 second-round pick Jalen Hurts tops the Eagles' quarterback depth chart. And my feeling is that he has earned a chance to start in Week 1 next season and try to be Philly's long-term answer, even though he completed just 52% of his passes last season. The Eagles have major salary-cap issues, and this is not going to be a one-year rebuild for new coach Nick Sirianni. I wouldn't be surprised if they're picking in the top 10 next year as well. Drafting Chase here will allow a better evaluation of Hurts in 2021; he's a true No. 1 wideout with a high ceiling. After opting out of the 2020 season, Chase will get a chance to work out for teams at LSU's pro day on March 31, and there's a chance he could wow scouts and coaches there and end up as the No. 1 receiver in this class.

Chase sat out the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, but is considered the best wide receiving talent in the draft and has been described as a 'faster version of  Anquan Boldin' by draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah.

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The 6-foot, 208 pound wide out erupted for a 84 catches for 1780 yards and 20 scores during his sophomore season with LSU.

Looking ahead to next season, the Eagles could have a crowded, inexperienced and uncertain wide receiver room.

The room includes last years first-round pick Jalen Reagor, 2019 second-round pick J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Travis Fulgham, and 2020 draft picks John Hightower and Quez Watkins.

Adding Chase would have a huge impact on the Eagles offense, he is the one wide receiver I wouldn't mind the Eagles taking with the No. 6 overall pick, otherwise I'd rather see a players like cornerback Patrick Surtain or linebacker Micah Parsons.

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