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Should we draft a wide receiver in the first round?

The Eagles have the number twenty two pick in the upcoming draft. This draft is absolutely loaded with talent and one of the positions that is filled with talent is wide receiver. The Eagles can easily get a very productive wide receiver in the second or third rounds but there will be more talent in the first round and Howie Roseman has said we will be picking the BPA throughout the draft so if the best player on our big board is a wide receiver we will most likely get one.

Here are my rankings of the top 5 wide receivers in the upcoming draft:

1. Sammy Watkins

2. Mike Evans

3. Kelvin Benjamin

4. Marquise Lee

5. Odell Beckam Jr.

All of these players are potential first round picks. The problem is that the Eagles need help on defense more than offense and if the Eagles keep both Cooper and Maclin then there is no way that we will pick a receiver in the first but, here is my outlook on the possibility of the Eagles drafting one of the following players.

Sammy Watkins: Watkins will definitely be gone by 22 and is likely to become a top five pick in the draft. The Eagles could trade up to get him but I do not see that happening.

Mike Evans: Evans is a very big receiver but he will most likely be gone by 22 as well. He will most likely be picked in the top 15 and I do not think the Eagles will trade up to get him but I would love to see us pick him if he falls to 22.

Kelvin Benjamin: Benjamin will most likely be available at 22. He is a very big receiver as well and is pretty fast considering his size. He does have some problems with catching the football but that can be fixed. He is also good at reaching up for the ball. I would not mind us picking him.

Marquise Lee: Lee will also likely be available at 22 and I'm a fan of him. I do not see him being the best player available at 22 though so I do not see us picking him in the first round.

Odell Beckam Jr.: I am not the biggest fan of Odell Beckam Jr. He will likely be a late first round pick or an early second rounder. I do not want the Eagles drafting him 22nd overall especially considering we have other needs.

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