Eagles Will Not Draft a Receiver in the First Round
DeSean Jackson was released by the Eagles on March 28th. Once the angry mob subsided, conventional wisdom dictated that the Eagles will draft a receiver with the 22nd overall pick to replace the 27 year-old Pro Bowler.
The Eagles have a hole at wide receiver—a 1,332 yard hole. Wide receiver is considered the deepest position in a highly rated draft. That hole isn’t going to be filled on Thursday night.
That’s not because Jackson’s production is irreplaceable with a first round pick, but because Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman won’t even try.