Eagles Land WR in Mel Kiper Jr.’s NFL Mock Draft 2.0
Mel Kiper Jr. released his first NFL mock draft version 1.0 about a month ago, and not much has changed when it comes to who the Philadelphia Eagles will select at No. 21 overall in the 2020 draft.
On Jan. 24, Kiper had Arizona taking a wide receiver off in Clemson’s Tee Higgins.
Now, a month later, he has the Eagles going with Higgins, one pick before Alabama's Henry Ruggs III.
I just like the fit with Higgins in Philadelphia, as he has great size (6-4) and elite ball skills, boxing out defenders to high-point the ball on sideline routes. We know all about the Eagles' problems at receiver last season, so this fills a massive void. If Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson can stay healthy -- and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside can take a leap in Year 2 -- this position could go from a weakness to strength. Safety is another position to keep an eye on in Philly, with Malcolm Jenkins' unhappiness (and age -- 32) and Rodney McLeod potentially leaving in free agency.
Among wide receivers, he is the third wide out that Kiper has going off-the-board, at No. 11 he has Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb going to the New York Jets, and at No. 12 he has Alabama's Jerry Jeudy off the board to the Las Vegas Raiders before Philadelphia takes Higgins at No. 21.
It's a loaded wide receiver class with Lamb, Jeudy, Higgins, Ruggs III, and LSU's Justin Jefferson all going in his first round in Kiper's 2.0 mock draft.