3. Philadephia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles are a young team on the rise. They shocked many people when they reached the postseason in 2021 on the shoulders of a multi-faceted running game. The jury’s still out on Jalen Hurts, but he’s gotten progressively better every season he’s played since college.
The Eagles have consistently spent draft capital at the receiver position with some seriously mixed results. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside was a bust in the 2019 class. Jalen Reagor is trending that direction from the 2020 class. Devonta Smith is looking good so far, and Quez Watkins was a nice late-round hit.
Still, there’s serious fire to the smoke of the Eagles going right back to the receiver position once again in the 2022 NFL Draft with one of their two first-round selections. Instead, they could, with their recent spread out capital from the Saints trade, move one of these selections next Thursday (and a bit more) for an established starter in Deebo Samuel.
Samuel would add a dynamic after the catch that the Eagles are lacking right now. Smith is the established separator with a fantastic set of tools as a route runner. They have speed with Watkins, and now Samuel would add another three-level threat with more juice after the catch than anyone. Samuel, Smith, and Dallas Goedert would be a great way to give Hurts enough to evaluate him this year, and you still have the capital to upgrade there next year if that presents itself.