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3 Wide Receivers Eagles Can Target Following Sammy Watkins Signing

David Kaestle
The Eagles should target one of these three receivers this offseason.
The Eagles should target one of these three receivers this offseason. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles have needed to upgrade the wide receiver position for a couple of years now. Marred by injuries and underperformance lately, Philly needs to add to that group in a positive way this offseason. However, all the top names are off the board, and they just traded back in the NFL Draft, likely taking them out of the conversation for the top collegiate prospect.

With that in mind, let's take a look at three potential wide receivers the Eagles could still target following the Sammy Watkins signing.

3. Golden Tate

Golden Tate isn't going to wow anyone at this point in his career, but if he can stay healthy, he can be a really solid pass catcher. After an up and down two years with the New York Giants, a return to Philadelphia might be a nice landing spot for the veteran wideout. He played 10 games with the Eagles two seasons ago and reportedly wanted to return before singing in New York. Regardless of what the Eagles do in the draft, Tate could be a valuable veteran presence in what projects to a very young Eagles receiving group.

2. Terrace Marshall, LSU

If the Eagles elect to pass on a wide receiver in the first round of the draft, Terrace Marshall could be a good target with their second-round pick. Marshall is a big-bodied wideout, standing 6-foot-4 and could be the perfect replacement for Alshon Jeffery. Marshall has the numbers to back it up too. In just seven games last season at LSU, Marshall hauled in 731 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. An impressive stat line on a Tigers team that took a step back in 2020.

1. DeVonta Smith, Alabama

DeVonta Smith is coming off one of the most impressive collegiate seasons we've ever seen from a wide receiver. As the No. 1 wideout on Alabama's National Championship team, Smith had 1,856 receiving yards and scored a whopping 23 touchdowns, all in 13 games. This stat line earned him the Heisman Trophy. That type of production cannot be ignored. While his light frame has been a point of doubt for Smith by some, his route running and big-play ability are tough to match. He could be exactly what the Eagles need with the No. 12 pick in the NFL Draft.

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