McShay’s Mock Draft has Eagles Taking WR Ja’Marr Chase
Its NFL mock draft season and one of the ones people like to see is from ESPN's Todd McShay.
Here is a look at McShay's post-Super Bowl mock draft, which has a different look from his first one after the regular season.
Taking a look at the Philadelphia Eagles with No. 6 pick in the draft, McShay changed his pick for the birds from his Jan 7 post regualr season mock draft. This time around, McShay went with offense over defense taking LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase.
McShay originally had the Eagles going with Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons back in early January.
The Eagles' wide receivers room ranked No. 30 in yards this season (2,082), and they were one of three teams to catch fewer than 60% of their WR targets (56.3%). Those numbers came even after they drafted Jalen Reagor in the first round last April. The Eagles need to give quarterback Jalen Hurts -- who is taking the reins as the team moves on from Carson Wentz -- tools to succeed, and that, of course, starts with a game-breaker on the outside.
As many Eagle fans remember, the Eagles selected a wide recover with pick No. 21 last season. You likely wouldn't hear complaints from the Eagles fans if they went with Chase, or another one of the talented receivers in this years draft. As McShay pointed out the Eagles wide receivers ranked No. 30 in the NFL in yards in 2020.
Chase enters the 2021 NFL Draft after opting out of last season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 6-foot, 205-pound wide receiver did play in 2019 and had a monster season for the National Champion Tigers, catching 84 passes for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2019.
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