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3 players the Eagles could target at No. 53 in the 2020 NFL Draft


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3 players the Eagles could target at No. 53 in the 2020 NFL Draft

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The Philadelphia Eagles have been unsurprisingly active this offseason and next up for them is the 2020 NFL Draft. After trading for Darius Slay and signing Javon Hargrave, the Eagles are faced with a crucial decision with the No. 21 pick in the first round of the draft.

For months, it has been assumed that Philadelphia will add a wide receiver in the first round. However, there’s still a chance that the Eagles surprise some people and take one of the notable linebackers in the first round.

Unless the Eagles use their second-round pick to trade up in the first round, Philadelphia’s second selection will come at No. 53. Similar to the first round, the Eagles could go in a variety of directions with the 53rd overall pick.

If Philadelphia is unable to get the wide receiver they want in the first round, then they could turn their attention to wide receiver in the second round. With that in mind, here are three players the Eagles could target with the No. 53 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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Jeremy Chinn

Amid the free agency frenzy earlier this offseason, the Eagles parted ways with Malcolm Jenkins, choosing not to pick up his team option. At the same time, Philadelphia re-signed Rodney McLeod and Jalen Mills, with the intention of moving Mills to safety.

Seeing that this will be Mills’ first year as a safety, it remains to be seen how he performs at his new position. Provided that, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility for the Eagles to select a safety in the second round.

If Philadelphia wants to add an athletic freak at safety, Jeremy Chinn is an intriguing option. While attending a lesser-known college in Southern Illinois, Chinn combined for 31 pass breakups, 13 interceptions, and six forced fumbles in his four collegiate seasons.

KJ Hamler, Vikings Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

K.J. Hamler

Last month, Howie Roseman — the GM of the Eagles — discussed the state of Philadelphia’s wide receiver room. Within the conference call with the media, Roseman lobbied for Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside.

Regardless of Roseman’s affinity for the team’s current group, it’s evident that the Eagles need to give Carson Wentz more weapons in the offense. Whether that means they double-dip for receivers in the first and second round, or wait until later rounds, they need to select a receiver at some point.

In the event that the Eagles select a receiver in the second round, K.J. Hamler is a name to keep an eye on. Hamler, a local product from Penn State, is a vertical threat that can give Philadelphia a much-needed boost in the passing game. His quickness and ability to create after the catch are traits that make him a prime candidate to join the Eagles.

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Jalen Reagor

Due to the depth of this year’s draft class of wide receivers, there are going to be notable names that slip into the second round. One player that the Eagles would love to see fall to the No. 53 pick is Jalen Reagor out of TCU.

At one point in the pre-draft process, Reagor was nearly a guarantee to be a first-round pick. However, a slower than anticipated 40-yard dash, coupled with his decreased production in 2019, make it possible for Reagor to slide into the second round.

Despite his lowered numbers in 2019, most of the blame can be placed on the inconsistent play at quarterback at TCU this past season. On the other hand, when Reagor was able to get the ball in his hands, he didn’t waste time making his presence felt. If Reagor finds himself on the board when the Eagles are on the clock, it would be tough for Philadelphia to pass him up.


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Reagor won't be there at #53. He probably goes in the first, especially if there is a run at WR in the early teens.  And, if that happens, then I would expect Hamler to go very early in the 2nd, too.

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If Reagor is there in the 2nd, then you take him, even if we got Lamb or Ruggs in the 1st.

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7 hours ago, ilikepargo said:

If Reagor is there in the 2nd, then you take him, even if we got Lamb or Ruggs in the 1st.

Without a doubt.

Short list of my preferred targets assuming we stay at 53 (not a safe assumption) and not including any prospects rated substantially higher that may fall:

Antoine Winfield Jr.

Jeff Gladney

Jaylon Johnson

Curtis Weaver

Grant Delpit

Zack Baun

A.J. Terrell

I didn't include any WRs as I am hoping we do grab one in the 1st and then hoping we double dip by taking another in the 3rd or early 4th by selecting Van Jefferson.  Also I think those that may be ranked somewhere near 53 are likely to go earlier (Higgins, Aiyuk, etc.).  Reagor I think will go late 1st/early 2nd.  


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Reagor won't be there that late in 2nd. No Thanks on the other 2. Id actually be pissed if the Eagles draft Hamler

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