If the Eagles want to land a wide receiver with pick No. 21, it seems they might not see the first one off the board during the first 10 picks of the 2020 NFL Draft.

By the time the Philadelphia Eagles are on the board through, three or four wide receivers could be gone, so they might come off-the-board fast and furious.


Chances are wide receivers CeeDee Lamb and Jerry Jeudy will be long gone by the time Howie Roseman has a chance to pick, unless he makes a trade up the draft board.  However, Henry Ruggs and Justin Jefferson could be two names that still interest the Eagles, if they are still available.


Chances are one could be available, but most likely not both.

Peter King’s NFL mock draft published to NBCSports.com on Monday shows he thinks one of them will be there when the Eagles pick at No. 21.

He has the Eagles taking Ruggs at No. 21.

Maybe Eagles GM Howie Roseman will find a taker for Alshon Jeffery and his hefty salary (maybe by paying a good chunk of it), or maybe the Eagles have to play with Jeffery and his injury bug for one more season; when he’s on the field he’s effective if not a star. But the thing I heard about the Eagles in the last few days is, Henry Ruggs will not get past 21. So here we are. Ruggs and his 4.27 40-speed are obviously tempting, and 24 touchdowns on only 98 career catches is explosive stuff. But a couple of things make me wonder. Three years, 41 games, 2.4 catches per game, 41.9 receiving yards per game. The most dangerous weapon in your offense gets 42 yards a game? The other side of that is some very smart offensive minds—Sean Payton, Andy Reid—love Ruggs. He’s competitive, and he doesn’t drop many. If he goes to Philadelphia, he’ll be the deep weapon Carson Wentz has imagined with DeSean Jackson.

How did Ruggs make it to the Eagles and pick 21?

Simply, King’s mock has LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson going 20th overall, one pick in front of the Eagles to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Obviously, that’s a great scenario for Roseman and the Eagles.

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