Ebene Magazine – Grocery Store: Five University Perspectives That May Interest The Eagles In The 2021 NFL Draft

January 11, 2021

Alabama WR DeVonta Smith

As long as you make it into the College Football Playoffs National Championship game on Monday night, here are a few players that might make sense for the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2021 NFL Draft.

In 2019, Smith led Alabama in yards and touchdowns, although he played alongside two first-round picks in Henry Ruggs and Jerry Jeudy.

Smith could have declared himself for the 2020 NFL Draft, but he stayed in school for his senior season, which turned out to be a wise move as he is now in a position to be in the top 10 picks. of the 2021 draft. In 2020, Smith had a monster season. I mean, obviously. He won the Heisman Trophy. During the season, he had 105 catches for 1,641 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also had a 24.3 yards on 9 punt returns, including a TD.

Smith is a fluid road runner, he swallows yards after the catch, has good hands and he can make spectacular catches in traffic. The concern that teams are going to have about Smith is his lack of height, but he certainly plays a lot more than his slight figure.

Like Smith above, Olave has a slight build and is an excellent road racer, although he lacks the contested capture traits of Smith. He was productive in 2020, catching 42 passes for 660 yards and 7 touchdowns in just 6 games. That averages 7-110-1 per game.

It will be interesting to see what Olave does at Combine (or Pro Day or whatever). With a good time, he can potentially squeeze into the first round. He’s a potential target for the second round if the Eagles don’t address the WR position in the first round.

The sermon was transferred from Oklahoma and was to be just part of a committee running back with Master Teague and others. He’s since become the bell cow of Ohio State’s offense, having played two huge games against Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship Game (29 carries for 331 yards and 2 touchdowns) and Clemson in the college football playoffs (31 runs for 193 yards and 1 TD, and 4 catches for 61 yards).

As you can see in the video above, this is a banger that would complement Miles Sanders well.

Dickerson began his college career in the state of Florida, but a series of significant injuries (including an ACL tear) and an unstable revolving door from position coaches contributed to his decision to transfer to Bama to rejuvenate his career, what he did.

He initially cracked the starting lineup at RG, but eventually moved to center and was the recipient of the 2020 Rimington Prize, which is awarded to the best center in college football.

The Eagles will appreciate his versatility, especially if Jason Kelce isn’t on the squad in 2021. Dickerson could be a fix either in center or guard if Isaac Seumalo slips inside.

There are major injury red flags as he had two major knee injuries and two major ankle injuries. If the Combine takes place this season, he will be a player of great interest during the medical checks. On talent alone, he’s a Day 2 pick. Considering the injuries, he’s probably more realistic than a Day 3 guy.

Note, he will miss this match due to ligament injuries to the knee suffered at the end of the season.

Werner doesn’t have particularly impressive numbers for a potential Day 2 linebacker, but he projects himself as an athletic three-try NFL player with the size and strength to play the race, and the athleticism for cover tight ends and half strokes. A glance:

Yes, Alex Singleton has come in a bit in the second half of the season, but the Eagles could still clearly use a three-way linebacker.

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