Eagles May Have Found Undrafted Gem at Wide Receiver
Wide receiver was a clear position of need for the Eagles in the 2021 NFL Draft, and they wasted no time addressing it by trading up to select Alabama wide receiver and 2021 Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith with their first pick in Thursday's first round.
Smith will join 2020 first-round pick Jalen Reagor, in hopes to give the Eagles offense a shot in the arm and some play-making ability, but may not be the only rookie the Eagles added who can help the wide receiving core.
The Eagles are reportedly signing Florida wide receiver Trevon Grimes as a undrafted rookie free agent.
The senior wide receiver was part of a loaded Gators offense, that included No. 4 overall pick Kyle Pitts and No. 20 overall pick Kadarius Toney. The 6-foot-5, 218 pound wide out caught 38 passes for 589 yards and nine touchdowns in 2020 after catching 33 passes for 491 yards and three touchdowns in 2019.
Grimes may not be the fastest receiver out there, with a 4.47 40-yard dash time, but he has great size and catch radius, and faced top SEC competition, giving the Eagles another potential option in the pass game as a deep threat and a red zone specialist.
He ended his career at Florida with 97 receptions for 1444 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Grimes will enter a very unproven wide receiver room with no clear-cut No. 1 option on the current roster. You can expect DeVonta Smith and Jalen Reagor to make the team, but after that its anyone's guess who makes the roster.
Grimes will battle with Travis Fulgham, Greg Ward, John Hightower, J.J.Arcega-Whiteside and Quez Watkins for a roster spot.
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