The Philadelphia Eagles aren’t necessarily hurting for a lot of needs in this NFL Draft, although the ones they do have are pretty notable.
A good idea would be to grab some offensive line help, particularly after moving on from tackles Jason Peters and Halapoulivaati Vaitai this offseason. But the sheer value at No. 21 isn’t quite there for offensive linemen right now, and it wouldn’t be a shock to see head coach Doug Pederson want to get his quarterback, Carson Wentz, some much-needed receiving help after what happened a year ago.
Yes, veteran wideout DeSean Jackson is still in the fold. But he was banged up last year, and his career is winding down to a close.
And with fellow wide receiver Alshon Jeffery dealing with a foot injury, it wouldn’t be shocking at all to see Philly take advantage of this year’s NFL Draft receiving depth.
Arizona State’s Brandon Aiyuk isn’t quite on the same tier as players like Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb or Justin Jefferson. But Aiyuk is plenty explosive and can create a ton of yardage after making the catch.
Aiyuk could provide a massive boost to Wentz, who hopes to bounce back in 2020.