Welcome to Ranking em’ Eagles… Wide receiver edition!
The Eagles wide receiver position has been in the news quite a lot lately. That’s because the Eagles and DeSean Jackson reunited on Monday last week. With the addition of Jackson, Eagles look to dominate in the receiving game.
Before Eagles’ Spring OTAs start, we’ll be breaking down the Eagles wide receivers and also ranking them for you.
No. 1 – Alshon Jeffery
2018 stats: 65 REC – 843 YDs – 13.0 AVG – 52 LNG – 6 TD – 13 GS
Jeffery is the indisputable number one wideout for the Eagles. Without the 29-year-old deep threat, the Eagles wouldn’t be much–they wouldn’t even have won the Super Bowl in 2018. Had Jeffery not miss four games at the beginning of last season, Eagles would’ve finally had a 1,000 yard receiver. Unfortunately, Jeffery is well-know for his game-costing drop against the Saints in the divisional round of the playoffs last season–which obviously puts a bad label on him that he certainly doesn’t deserve. Here’s an amazing catch by Jeffery in the playoffs against the Saints in January:
No. 2 – DeSean Jackson
2018 stats: 41 REC – 774 YDs – 18.9 AVG – 76 LNG – 4 TD – 10 GS
He’s back, baby! Jackson was with the Eagles from 2008 to 2013 before Chip Kelly ignorantly traded him away. Regardless of that, he’s officially back in Philadelphia for the next three years. Jackson is a deep-threat receiver that the Eagles need. The Wentz to Jackson connection may be dangerous next season. Here’s the 32-year-old burning Jalen Mills on the first play of the Eagles-Buccaneers game in 2018 (via Twitter):
DeSean Jackson averages most yards per catch vs Eagles since he left (22 yards/catch)
75 yard play action TD 👀
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) September 16, 2018
No. 3 – Nelson Agholor
2018 stats: 64 REC – 736 YDs – 11.5 AVG – 83 LNG – 4 TD – 16 GS
Rumors were circulating not too long ago that the Eagles were shopping Agholor. As of mid-March, that is no longer the case. Eagles decided to just pay Agholor his $9 million this season. With the acquisition of Golden Tate last season, Agholor was typically forgotten about and got less targets (obviously). But now, Agholor is once again the Eagles starting slot receiver.
No. 4 – Mack Hollins
2017 stats: 16 REC – 226 YDs – 14.1 AVG – 64 LNG – 1 TD – 0 GS (16 GP)
Unfortunately, Hollins was unable to play for the Eagles last season because of injury. But in 2017, Hollins was arguably the most efficient wideout on the Eagles roster. For a bit, he held the highest catch percentage and highest yards per reception. Hollins looks to resume his production this season. Here’s a 64-yard bomb Hollins caught from Wentz against the Redskins in 2017 (via Twitter):
Carson Wentz airs it out to Mack Hollins for a 64-yard touchdown against the Redskins. pic.twitter.com/mwDFd0a2iS
— PhilaSportsVids (@PhilaSportsVids) December 2, 2018
No. 5 – Shelton Gibson
2018 stats: 1 REC – 48 YDs – 48.0 AVG – 48 LNG – 0 TD – 0 GS (15 GP)
Gibson has failed to see the field during 2018, as well as 2017. He had one catch last season, which happened to be a 48-yard well-contested catch against the Vikings last season. Video is as follows (via YouTube):
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