PFF: One Free Agent the Eagles Should Target this Offseason
While Eagles head coachNIck Sirianni may have said he was happy with what his young wide receiving core did during the 2021 season, there is no question that they should look to find a veteran upgrade to help that unit in 2022.
Josh Hennig gave six free agent options that will be available to the team when NFL free agency opens on March 16 at 4 p.m and over at website PFF.com they listed one free agent that each team should target and did indeed have the Eagles pursuing a veteran wide receiver.
Cedrick Wilson of the Dallas Cowboys.
The Eagles traded up to draft Heisman wide receiver DeVonta Smith, and he’s already proven to be a legit No. 1 option. Yet, 2020 first-round wide receiver Jalen Reagor has been a major disappointment through his first two seasons. Philadelphia has speedster Quez Watkins in the fold as well but could use a do-everything type of player like Wilson for depth at the position.
Wilson primarily operates out of the slot and is coming off a career year in every statistical category. His 73.0 receiving grade is his best for a season by over 10 points, and his 602 receiving yards were almost triple his total before 2021.
Wilson would be an interesting addition to the Eagles offense, after working mostly out of the slot in Dallas in 2021. He played less than 50% of the snaps for the Cowboys, posting a career-high 45 catches for 602 yards and six scores and added five catches for 62 yards in the Cowboys' Wild Card round loss to the 49ers.
Would he be an upgrade to the Eagles wide receiving unit? Absolutely. Does that put their offense over the top and help Jalen Hurts develop and take a big step forward? Unlikely.
It would be interesting to see if the Eagles added a player like Wilson, would he be used in the slot with Quez Watkins out the outside, or would they look to use Wilson on the outside in the No. 2 role and bump Watkins to the slot as more of a No. 3.