Which WR Would be the Best Fit for the Philadelphia Eagles in the Draft?
With the NFL Draft just three weeks away, the Philadelphia Eagles could be in the market to add another offensive weapon for quarterback Jalen Hurts to utilize.
The Eagles recently added an extra third-round pick in the trade they made with the New Orleans Saints, and could use one of their third round picks to add a wide receiver for Hurts.
Of the options that could be available for the Eagles in round three is former Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III. ESPN’s Matt Bowen listed his best fits for receiver prospects in the draft and had Philadelphia as the best landing spot for Metchie's services, landing him in the third-round with pick No. 83 overall.
The 6 foot, 195-pound receiver was wildly productive for the Crimson Tide, amassing 96 receptions for 1,142 touchdowns and eight touchdowns this season.
The Eagles have field-stretchers with DeVonta Smith, Jalen Reagor and Quez Watkins in addition to the top-five tight end skill set of Dallas Goedert. What they lack, though, is a true slot target when you look at what coach Nick Sirianni wants to do in the pass game. That's why I like Metchie here as a late Day 2 pick; he has the route-running chops and toughness to work inside the numbers.
Metchie projects as a receiver who can lineup both in the slot, which could bode well for the Eagles offense.
But with his play speed -- plus a well-schooled and dedicated plan to set up coverage -- he could produce in a Philadelphia offense that needs an inside target for quarterback Jalen Hurts.
Philadelphia’s current receiver room features DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, Jalen Reagor, Zach Pascal, Greg Ward, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, John Hightower and newly signed Devon Allen.
Metchie tore his ACL during the SEC Championship Game against Georgia, but he has tremendous speed and is really good in the open field.