Before the Big Ten postponed fall sports, Minnesota Rashod Bateman decided he wasn’t going to play this season.
For a projected and pretty firm first-round pick who has been drawing some comparisons to Michael Thomas and Keenan Allen for his smooth all-around game, there’s no need to risk anything, especially if the Big Ten tries to play in the Spring.
The Big Ten wide receiver of the year in 2019, Bateman is a crafty route runner with tremendous body control and strong hands.
Would the Eagles really go with a receiver two years in a row, though?
They may be in a position next offseason financially where they have to move on from Alshon Jeffery and/or DeSean Jackson, the two veterans among their receiver group right now which just added Jalen Reagor in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Not only does Bateman present a better alternative financially here, he’s also probably the best overall prospect on the board.
Pairing him up with Jalen Reagor as the receivers of the future in Philadelphia would have Carson Wentz (or Jalen Hurts?) feeling good about the skill positions.