Eagles draft WR DeVonta Smith at No. 10 overall
The Philadelphia Eagles have traded up with their division rivals, jumping ahead of the Giants and obtaining the #10 overall pick from Dallas for the #12 overall pick and a 2021 3rd round pick. The Eagles then selected Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith out of Alabama with the No. 10 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.
This is the second consecutive year that the Eagles have selected a WR in the first round, but Smith was too good to pass up on. The Eagles haven’t had a 1,000+ yard WR since Jeremy Maclin in 2014 and Smith gives them the true dynamic No. 1 receiver that they’ve been lacking. Smith’s 166-pound frame raised some concerns throughout the process, but when you draw comparisons to Marvin Harrison it’s difficult to ignore.
DeVonta Smith spoke recently on the possibility of playing with Jalen Hurts again, and now he’s been afforded that chance. The “Slim Reaper” dominated the SEC over the last 3 seasons:
- 227 receptions
- 3,835 yards
- 43 TDs
- 16.9 yards/catch
Smith is the first Alabama player to be drafted by the Eagles since 2002.
OH MY DEVONTA SMITH 🤯— ESPN (@espn) January 12, 2021
That makes THREE TOUCHDOWNS for the Heisman winner 🔥 pic.twitter.com/u9qpKEKnTC
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