While DeSean Jackson is gone, the Eagles still have plenty of talent at wide receiver. Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper along with Arrelious Benn and Brad Smith are the current top receivers on the team. While that looks terrific on paper, Cooper is coming off his first starting season in the league and Benn and Maclin are recovering from injury. The Eagles need to protect themselves with both depth and youth this season. While he is not likely to press for playing time right away, Nebraska's Quincy Enunwa could possibly provide quality production for the Eagles down the road.
An accomplished track and football star high school, the California native committed to Nebraska as in 2010. The true freshman played 10 games and had one catch for 10 yards. As a sophomore, Enunwa played in 13 games (seven starts) and produced 21 receptions for 293 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
He became full-time starter in 2012 and appeared in all 14 games on the season. The junior collected 42 receptions for 470 yards and a touchdown. Enunwa's breakout season came during his senior year. He started all 13 games and had 51 receptions for 753 yards and a whopping 12 touchdowns. He served a team captain in his final season at Nebraska.
He was invited to the East-West Shrine Game.
Weight: 225 lbs
Arm Length: 32 5/8"
Hands: 9 1/2"
40: 4.45 seconds
Bench: 19 reps
Enunwa is tall and extremely muscular. He uses his strength well to block downfield and grab the ball out of the air. He has solid speed after the catch and runs hard following a reception. He is tough to take down and will break tackles. He has a lot of playing experience and was the clear No. 1 receiver for Nebraska.
He has stiff hips and is not a route runner. His hands are very inconsistent as he will make hard catches but drop easy ones. His quarterback play didn't help him, but Enunwa made a lot of mental errors in games. He is tall but doesn't use his height all that well.
The Eagles are likely to add at least one wide receiver in the draft. However, there stands a good chance that they select two in May and Enunwa would likely be a seventh round pick to take a flier on. The Eagles may like his blocking ability that is similar to Copper's and think they can develop him into a depth player and special teams stud. He is the type of person the Eagles like, but they have to decide if he is worth a pick or is just a priority free agent for camp.