As the 2020 NFL Draft continues to draw closer, things are getting more and more interesting to keep an eye on with the Philadelphia Eagles. There is no telling which direction they will decide to go. They have a ton of talent on both sides of the ball, but need to make a few moves and upgrades in order to compete seriously for a Super Bowl.
CBS Sports took a look at what the Eagles could do with their first-round pick in the 2020 draft. They are going to be on the clock with the No. 21 overall pick barring a trade. In their latest mock draft, the Eagles ended up getting a speedy playmaker for Carson Wentz to utilize.
Henry Ruggs III was the projected pick, and it would make a lot of sense for both sides. Here is the brief explanation given by CBS Sports for the Eagles targeting Ruggs.
Ruggs certainly could go much higher than this, but if he’s available, he’ll bring the dynamic presence the Eagles sorely lacked last year when DeSean Jackson, who is 33, missed most of last season with an injury.
In 2019 with the Crimson Tide, Ruggs ended up catching 40 passes for 746 yards and seven touchdowns. He is the kind of player who can completely change a game plan for an opposing defense. His ability to take the top off of the defense is difficult to prepare against.
Wentz could use another weapon to work with as well. Injuries were tough this season and the Eagles ended up being without both DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery in the playoffs. Adding a guy like Ruggs would give them more insurance in case that happened again.
The Eagles should definitely consider this option. If he is available at No. 21, it wouldn’t be shocking to see Philadelphia give him a chance.