Philadelphia Eagles: Ifeanyi Momah Brings Much Needed Size To Wide Receiver Position

By Ryan Wenzell
Howard Smith – USA TODAY Sports

Ifeanyi Momah is the king-sized receiver the Philadelphia Eagles have not had on their squad since the great Harold Carmichael. Momah is 6’8″ but has rare athleticism for a receiver his size; he runs a sub-4.4 40. He is a long strider who can beat his man down field as well as be a terror in the red zone.

Momah was courted by three other NFL squads, but he ultimately chose the Eagles because he was intrigued by Chip Kelly‘s new offense and the skills he could provide in that offense. Momah, while raw, could eventually develop into the red zone threat the Eagles have not had since Terrell Owens. While Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson are nice receivers who can make dynamic plays, they aren’t exactly major threats in the red zone; neither player is taller than six feet.

Momah has rare size. If he develops at the pace the Eagles hope he can and picks up Kelly’s offense, he will have to be accounted for at all times in the red zone and presents a nightmare mismatch for defenses. He is simply too enormous to be covered one-on-one by a safety or corner and can flat out beat linebackers with his speed. If he works on his route running and explosion in and out of cuts, there is not telling the ceiling on the kid.

Take one look and Momah’s stature and he reminds many Eagles fan of the great Carmichael. If Momah plays anything like the Eagles legend, there is no telling what his offenses limits are.

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