Are The Eagles Young Wide Receivers Underrated?
I never would have guessed that the Eagles wide receiving corps would be this promising, even more so after the injuries to Alshon Jeffery, Desean, and Jalen Reagor. A lot of credit goes to the Eagles wide receiver’s coach Aaron Moorehead.
Obviously, we witnessed Travis Fulgham come out of nowhere and it certainly was unexpected, but here we are. The guy is a legitimate wide receiver. Fulgham’s chemistry with Carson is serious and has been on full display over the last 4 weeks.
Both Travis Fulgham and Greg Ward lead the Eagles in receiving yards this season. Greg Ward is a guy who has been doing serious damage out of the slot. While only averaging 8 yards per catch, he has arguably been Carson’s “safety blanket” this year.
Then you got the two rookie receivers. John Hightower was a 5th round pick that got thrown right into the fire this season. While he had some expected growing pains; he has come on really nicely as of late. Hightower has caught a 50+ yard pass in each of the last two games. On the season, Hightower is averaging 18.4 yards per catch.
Jalen Reagor might be the hungriest of all the hungry young receivers on this roster. He has a major chip on his shoulder due to his draft selection, as well as his unfortunate injury riddled rookie year thus far. However, when he was on the field he was doing serious damage. Reagor has 5 receptions for 96 yards on the season. Which would be good for 19.2 yards per catch.
These young wide receivers have been a major bright spot for the (2-4-1) Eagles this season. Regardless of how this season plays out, it will be really exciting to watch these young guys develop.
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