The Philadelphia Eagles took a big step in solving their wide receiver problems last fall thanks to the emergence of 2021 first-round pick DeVonta Smith. The 23-year-old set the franchise rookie record for yards in a season (916), but the lack of depth behind him has to be concerning moving forward.
The Eagles are projected to have over $20.8 million in available cap space and would be smart to find a free agent capable of contributing on a high level. It would be even better if he played in the slot. That is why Philadelphia should steal Cedrick Wilson away from their divisional rival Dallas Cowboys.
Eagles Free Agency
Wilson is coming off a breakout season in which he logged 602 yards and 6 touchdowns on 45 receptions. Those are all career-high marks for the third-year pro from Boise State. Wilson also averaged an impressive 13.4 yards per catch and played in all 16 games for the second straight year.
The consistency Wilson showed during the 2021 season is exactly what the Eagles should be looking for in a free agent target. He posted a 73.8% catch percentage and showcased an ability to run both short and deep routes. Meanwhile, Philadelphia only had two WRs finish with more than 300 yards.
Not only would signing Wilson address a major need for the Eagles, but it also wouldn't break the bank. The 26-year-old is going to fly under the radar in a free agent class dominated by big names like Allen Robinson. His market value is expected to be around $6.3 million per year, according to Spotrac.
General manager Howie Roseman has made a ton of risky signings in the past and bringing in a sure thing like Wilson would be a breath of fresh air for a passionate fan base.
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