The Eagles are busy celebrating their Super Bowl victory. Their long-suffering fans watched their starting quarterback go down, Carson Wentz. Nick Foles, though, performed like a starter, and kept the team in every game, although the defense was the main reason that they were there.
The Eagles have no second or third round picks, so there’s a big, long wait after this pick. The biggest issues are more depth concerns along offensive line, defensive line, and cornerback. Adding a weapon at receiver is also important.
Being that there’s one receiver who is above the others, I will say that he gets the nod, here. Kirk is a fast (4.39 forty) slot man who measures just under 5-11 and 200 lbs. This is a weak draft class for receivers, but Kirk gives the Eagles a guy that can take the top off of opposing defenses. Already a developed athlete, he probably won’t get much bigger. That’s a concern because Kirk has struggled against press coverage. As a slot player, he will be allowed to play in more space.
Looking at my final results, I didn’t have many skilled position players go early, other than the quarterbacks. I have running backs being devalued due to the depth versus other positions. The Receivers, including tight ends, are just a weak class.
Free agent signings, especially at quarterback, could greatly impact the needs of multiple teams. So, I’ll put another together after free agency has sorted some of that out.
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