The Philadelphia Eagles are still facing the fallout of losing their premium play maker in the passing game in DeSean Jackson. Where is all of that production and explosive playmaking going to come from in 2014? We may find that answer out in a little over a month when the 2014 NFL Draft commences.
This upcoming draft is said to be deeper at wide receiver than it has been in many, many years. They come in all shapes and sizes. From the big, strong red zone threats to the speedy, shifty guys, all types of dangerous receivers are available throughout this year’s draft. One guy the Eagles should have their eye on is Odell Beckham Jr.
The LSU Tigers product has solid size at 6-foot and nearly 200-pounds, and he is devastating in the open field. He uses his 4.4 speed and electric change of direction skills to be a menace for opposing defensive backs.
Beckham would be an ideal replacement for Jackson. Like Jackson he can make plays when seemingly nothing is there with his run after catch skills. He also possesses the ability to take the top off of a defense which is something the Eagles currently lack.
He does all this minus the headaches, as he has proven to be a real character kid. An aerial attack consisting of Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper and the dangerous Beckham in the slot to go along with Darren Sproles would certainly be a nightmare for teams to defend.
Beckham would be a slam dunk for the Eagles at No. 22.