During the 2017 NFL season, the Philadelphia Eagles surprise everyone in the world when they had a very successful regular season and then advanced to the Super Bowl where they eventually beat the New England Patriots. What was even more surprising about the championship win for the Eagles was that they were able to do it without their starting quarterback Carson Wentz. The young star quarterback ended up being replaced by Nick Foles who looked extremely solid and dominant during his playoff run.
While the Eagles were very successful in the 2017 season, the team is now looking forward to the 2018 season. One of the biggest parts of the offseason for the Eagles will be the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft, which will allow all team in the league to look to add talented players that are fresh out of college. While the Eagles were clearly very good last year, there are still plenty of areas where the team can look to improve.
In the 2018 NFL Draft, many people expect that the Eagles will look to add a new wide receiver and there are plenty of options for the team to choose from. The most important factor to consider for the Eagles will finding a wide receiver that will fit in well with the offense and overall team chemistry (https://section215.com/2018/04/14/philadelphia-eagles-receiver-fit-draft/).
One of the highest targets for the Eagles will be wide receiver Calvin Ridley, who previously played for the University of Alabama. Ridley would be a very good addition for the Eagles due to his size and skill. However, most people would expect that he would not fall as far in the draft as the Eagles would need.
Another top target for the Eagles could be DJ Moore who played at the University of Maryland. Moore is well known for his speed and athleticism and should be available when the Eagles draft. The big question around him will be whether or not he is worth spending a first round draft pick on. If the Eagles do target him, they could try and trade down to acquire him a little bit later.
The third top target for the Eagles at the wide receiver position will be Christian Kirk. Kirk is well regarded as a good all-around receiver and could help to bolster the team’s offense. Most also believe that his route running would fit in well with the team’s dynamic pass attack.