CBS Sports predicts the Eagles will trade up for elite wide receiver

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Looking ahead to the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles have quite a few directions they could go. There are a lot of areas that the team could use improvement in and this draft class is extremely deep at quite a few different positions.

CBS Sports has released their new mock draft and they have unveiled a bold strategy for the Eagles. They have predicted that Philadelphia will trade up to the No. 15 overall pick with the Denver Broncos in order to select Oklahoma standout wide receiver CeeDee Lamb.

The Eagles have needs on defense — primarily in the secondary — but they also need to get Carson Wentz some playmakers too. There’s a good case to be made that Lamb is WR1 in this draft class. He’s not a burner but he’s a YAC monster who can make acrobatic catches look routine.

Lamb would be a massive addition for the Eagles’ offense. While they do have Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, the Eagles could still use more talent on the offensive side of the football, as was noticed last year when receivers went down left and right with injuries.

During the 2019 season with the Sooners, Lamb caught 62 passes for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns. Those numbers average out to an electrifying 21.4 yards per reception.

At 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, Lamb brings size, speed, and athleticism to the field. NFL.com currently has an interesting comparison set in stone for Lamb. That comparison is to former NFL superstar Chad Johnson.

That’s right, Lamb is being compared to Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson. Adding that kind of talent to the Eagles’ offense would give Carson Wentz a chance to compete for the MVP award once again.

All of that being said, the Eagles may not end up trading up. Lamb would be a great addition and it would be worth considering the option. It will be a fun and entertaining offseason for Philadelphia fans.