While the Eagles have not added a big-name wide receiver yet this off-season, it’s no secret they have been aggressively pursuing one. The Eagles were close to trading for Calvin Ridley before his suspension. The Eagles were also interested in trading for Robert Woods before he was moved to Tennessee. Howie also has been aggressive in the free agency market, reportedly targeting Allen Robinson before he signed with the Rams. The Eagles were interested in Christian Kirk but did not want to pay him that kind of money, and rightfully so. On Monday the Eagles signed a Sirianni favorite in Zach Pascal, but that doesn’t mean they’re done. The Eagles have yet to land a big wide receiver, but here are three receivers who make sense for the Eagles.
1. Drake London
The last time the Eagles drafted a receiver from USC it didn’t turn out so well. Either way, London is an intriguing prospect for a team that needs wide receiver help. The Eagles have drafted a wide receiver in the first round the last two years, and who says they don’t do it again? I don’t expect the Eagles to draft a receiver, but you can never rule the possibility out. London would make a nice pairing with DeVonta Smith. London standing at 6’4 would give the Eagles the big body receiver they need. With London and Smith on the outside and then Quez Watkins and Zach Pascal rotating in the slot, the receiver group would look a lot better.
Drake London: @NFLDraft Profile
Probability @Eagles draft him: 20%
📝: At 6’5” 210lbs, London wont dominate many types of routes in the NFL, but he should generate high reception numbers with slightly below avg YPR that could open up Smith/Watkins/Goedert.#FlyEaglesFly🦅 pic.twitter.com/UbmBqfAZxC
— Eagles Draft HQ (@hq_eagles) March 22, 2022
2. Jarvis Landry
The second option on this list is the one I want the most. The Eagles have been rumored to be interested in Landry, which makes sense considering how active they’ve been in the market. A duo of Landry and Smith would be amazing for the Eagles’ offense next season. Replacing Jalen Reagor with Jarvis Landry in the starting offense will only help Hurts develop and improve. As much as I want Landry, I’m not sure the Eagles will land him. Landry is a target machine and I don’t think he’d want to come to a team that leads the league in rushing. Maybe Howie can persuade him because I’d really like to see Landry in the midnight green come September.
The Eagles are rumored to be interest in Jarvis Landry: https://t.co/ppu76Y506i
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) March 21, 2022
3. Brandin Cooks
The last option here is more of a stretch, but it isn’t entirely out of the realm of possibility. After the Deshaun Watson trade to the Browns, the Texans seem to be headed towards a complete rebuild. Brandin Cooks shouldn’t be in the long-term plan for the Texans, so the Eagles should be blowing up the Texans’ phone trying to trade for him. No matter who has been the quarterback for Cooks, all he does is produce. The Eagles have had an interest in Cooks before and they should be interested again. This one seems more unlikely, but the idea is still intriguing.
It has been no secret the Eagles are looking to add a big-name wide receiver. With the Eagles being a team that leans on the ground game more than any other team, it is hard to land these big-name guys that want to be vocal points in the offense. The Eagles still need to make a move at receiver even after the Zach Pascal signing, it is just a matter of who they can add.
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