It took less one series against the Falcons on Sunday for Eagles rookie DeVonta Smith to get his first NFL career catch and subsequently, his first NFL career touchdown. Quarterback Jalen Hurts threw an 18-yard pass to Smith to put the Eagles up against the Falcons, 6-3 with over six minutes left in the first quarter.
First NFL catch, first NFL touchdown for @DeVontaSmith_6!#PHIvsATL | #FlyEaglesFly— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 12, 2021
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It was a beautiful, and effective, pass and catch by the former Alabama teammates, with Smith creating plenty of space from Atlanta’s defender to make the grab in the endzone. The WR was quickly met by his teammates, first by Zach Ertz and then by Jordan Mailata, who lifted Smith up in celebration.
Hurts went to Quez Watkins on his first three passes of the game, but when it came to the redzone, Smith was the go-to guy — the QB was 4-for-4 on Philly’s first offensive drive. Here’s hoping this is just the first of many catches and scores from the Eagles’ first round draft pick.