The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off a 2019 season that featured a 17-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Wild Card Round. They will need to make improvements if they hope to go any further in 2020.
An issue the Eagles dealt with in their loss to the Saints was a lack of production from their receivers. While Alshon Jeffery recorded five receptions and 63 yards, the next top performing wide receiver was Jordan Matthews with just one catch and 37 yards.
That lack of production from this position is a key reason the Eagles have often been projected to select a wide receiver by many NFL Draft experts. One option that stands out, in particular, is Justin Jefferson from LSU.
The 2019 season Jefferson posted was truly impressive as he racked up 111 receptions, 1,540 yards, and 18 touchdowns. He displayed massive growth in his overall impact as a player and did so all throughout his collegiate career. Now, he is considered an elite wide receiver prospect in the 2020 class.
Jefferson played a pivotal role in LSU’s pursuit of winning the championship as he totaled 23 catches for 333 receiving yards and four touchdowns in the College Football Playoff. Producing such incredible results on the biggest stage caught the attention of scouts and experts.
With that being said, there are three reasons Justin Jefferson makes perfect sense for the Eagles at No. 21.