Christian Watson, The Steal of the Draft

Christian Watson, The Steal of the Draft. Another draft, another Wide Receiver? Could the Eagles really be considering their third Wideout in the first round for a third year? Unfortunately, yes. The philosophy? Just keep picking until you are satisfied with your receiving corp. I guess.

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We know the history of Jalen Reagor. We saw DeVonta Smith with an Eagles franchise rookie record season. Outside of Zach Pascal who could make a name for himself in Philadelphia. The rest of our wide receivers are basically playing on borrowed time.

So who is next?

If we are being completely honest, everyone knows the Eagles should draft only defense in the first couple of rounds. However, I understand the appeal of a bright shiny new (offensive) toy to play with. And while most have the Eagles drafting one of the top guys in Garrett Wilson, Jameson Williams, or Treylon Burks. I believe this draft is deep and for Howie, the best value at wideout, for the Eagles specifically, are in the mid-rounds.

North Dakota State Bison, WR: Christian Watson

Does the school sound familiar? Yup, Carson Wentz. Hopefully, the lasting failure that is Carson doesn’t deter Howie from double-dipping into the Bison pool.

Christian Watson, 6’5″ 210lbs, ran a 4.36 40-yard dash. So not only does he have elite size. He has the quickness to create separation. Watson is a solid route runner, and also improved his catch rate on contested balls thrown his way this past season.

Since joining the Bisons, Watson continued to be one of the best players on the field. His explosiveness helped NDSU win yet another national title. His tape speaks for itself. As a player who is rightfully at the top of all conversations when climbing up draft boards is concerned. It would be very smart for Howie to keep track of just how far Christian could rise in the coming weeks.

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One of the things some scouts have mentioned needing improvement, Timing. Occasionally, Watson’s timing is off when going up for the ball.

We know the Eagles are going to be aggressive when adding weapons for Jalen Hurts. We just don’t know how aggressive. In this draft, in particular, you can find value in the mid-rounds of the draft. Howie would be wise to wait and let the prospects fall to him.

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