NFL Draft: Alabama receiver meets with Eagles
For the third consecutive season, the Eagles could potentially be taking a wide receiver in the first round of the draft.
They selected Jalen Reagor out of TCU with the #21 overall pick in 2020 and took the Heisman winner DeVonta Smith with the #10 overall pick in last year’s draft.
Smitty has been exactly what he was touted to be coming out of Alabama — a highly-educated technician who is already giving top corners fits off the line of scrimmage.
These corners have no idea what to do with DeVonta Smith.— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) April 5, 2022
Also would like to see a bit more effort from Reagor in his routes lol. pic.twitter.com/sjcY47ft3G
You can’t say the same for Reagor though, who has yet to make a significant impact on offense.
After striking out on several high-profile free agents this offseason, the Eagles may be relegated to the draft to find their WR2. They’ve already met with Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave at Ohio State’s Pro Day, and are hosting Alabama’s Jameson Williams on a visit today at NovaCare:
Williams is coming off a torn ACL suffered in the National Championship Game but is reportedly ahead of schedule in his recovery. When healthy, Williams is the most explosive receiver in this class.
NFL.com’s scouting report of Jameson Williams:
“Linear route-runner with electric long speed to impact a game as a home-run hitter or decoy drawing defenders away from other elements of the offense. Williams ruins man coverage but faces some limitations. He has issues getting off press cleanly and might require some scheming to help get off the mark cleanly against certain corners. Catch toughness can be inconsistent when contested or in heavily trafficked areas. He has all the juice to find consistent separation on vertical, over and post/corner routes and could see monstrous production if paired with a high-end talent at quarterback. The ACL tear could play a role in determining his ultimate draft destination, but it’s unlikely to change his game.“
After being buried on the depth chart at Ohio State, Williams transferred to Alabama for his junior season and caught 79 passes for 1,572 yards (led SEC) and 15 touchdowns.
Williams could be the ideal running mate alongside DeVonta Smith for years to come. With the No. 15 and 18 overall picks at his disposal, GM Howie Roseman should be well within striking distance for the Alabama star.
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