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Eagles' roster outlook: Wide receivers | #FlyEaglesFly




We're doing a series to provide an outlook on the Eagles' roster until training camp arrives. Episode 3, wide receivers


It's been a while since the Philadelphia Eagles had so much trust in their receiving group. The trade for A.J. Brown during draft night provided a major boost for Jalen Hurts' weapons, and his partnership with DeVonta Smith is set to be one of the best in the league. Brown is the athletic receiver who's going to take advantage of contested catches and deep balls; Smith, for his part, will create separation through his quickness and route running.


The speedster in the group is Quez Watkins, whose 2021 season was a pleasant surprise and he should see an important role for this year even with A.J. Brown arriving - no one on the roster can match Watkins' speed. Another speedster option, Jalen Reagor, has seen his chances with the Eagles fade away - it's not even a certainty that the former first-round pick will even make the 53-man roster by the end of August.


Other options, such as Greg Ward, John Hightower and Zach Pascal, are fighting for roster spots. If I had to bet, the Eagles will keep six receivers on the roster: Brown, Smith, Watkins, Ward, Pascal and Reagor - who should survive solely for the sake of being a first-round pick. The truth is that it has been a long-time since the Eagles have felt so much confidence in this receiving room and things are pointing up.


Wide receiver room grade: 4,5/5. There's elite talent and depth. It's a great receiving room.