Last year the Eagles main offensive flaw was the wide receiver position; even with the acquisitions of Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery the Eagles should still look to add young talent. Jeffrey signed a one-year, nine million dollar contract in the offseason and his chances to return next year are most likely going to be determined by his health this year. Torrey Smith hasn’t performed as the Eagles had hoped he would. He has had trouble catching and is on a one-year deal, his future with the Eagles could be in question. Former first-round pick, Nelson Agholor, has been inconsistent this year and has yet to breakout. Mack Hollins has shown some glimpses of his potential but it was a very small sample size. Luckily for the Eagles, this upcoming year’s draft class for wide receiver is looking like a good one.
Notre Dame wide receiver, Equanimeous St. Brown has flown up people’s draft boards because of his height and ability. St. Brown is listed at 6’5’’ and weighs 204 pounds. Not only does he have the height to excel at the next level, he also has the speed. He ran a 4.44 second 40-yard dash which is amazing considering his size. The Notre Dame standout had a quiet freshman year as he only dressed for one game and had one reception for eight yards. His sophomore season looked a bit more intriguing as he got playing time and he certainly did produce. He played with second round pick, DeShone Kizer last year. These two connected for 58 times for 961 yards and nine touchdowns. His average reception was exceptional last year as he averaged 16.6 yards per reception. So far this year, Equanimeous has brought in a total of 11 balls for 160 yards and a touchdown. He has been a bit inconsistent throughout his first four games of the season. That is most likely in due part to a huge dropoff in the ability of his quarterback. Notre Dame went from having highly-regarded draft prospect DeShone Kizer to Brandon Wimbush, who is more like a running back than a quarterback. All-in-all, St. Brown is going to be one of the best receivers in this upcoming draft and can land anywhere within the first round.
The Eagles still project to finish as a playoff team as they do look like the most complete team in the NFC East. Equanimeous’ draft position is not set in stone yet as this season with Wimbush will dictate where he lands. St. Brown and Carson Wentz will be a force to be reckon with if it ever ends up happening.