Eagles’ top 10 WRs drafted in the last 50 years
With the Birds potentially picking a wideout in the first round, here’s my ranking of the 10 best WRs the club drafted since 1970. Hint: It’s not a deep list.
- Harold Carmichael, seventh round, 1971, Southern University. A Hall of Famer and the team’s all-time leading receiver. Enough said.
- Cris Carter, fourth round, supplemental draft, 1987, Ohio State. This one really hurts. Carter was cut by Buddy Ryan before enjoying a Hall of Fame career in Minnesota. Ouch.
- DeSean Jackson, second round, 2008, California. Also cut by the Eagles and then traded for years later, Jackson has had a productive career, although somewhat injury riddled.
- Fred Barnett, third round, 1990, Arkansas State. In the early 1900s, Barnett twice surpassed more than 1,000 yards receiving with Philly.
- Jeremy Maclin, first round, 2009, Missouri. A solid NFL wideout who left as a free agent after several good years with the Birds.
- -10. Calvin Williams, fifth round, 1990, Purdue; Todd Pinkston, second round, 2000, Southern Mississippi; Jason Avant, fourth round, 2006, Michigan; Jordan Matthews, second round, 2014, Vanderbilt; Nelson Agholor, first round, USC, 2015. (Agholor gets on here because of his contributions to the Super Bowl championship squad).
Did I leave anyone out? Freddie Mitchell?