2020 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Eagles still nab Higgins

Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)

The Eagles have a few holes to fill this offseason and the NFL Draft provides a perfect avenue to fill at least one of them. 

A 9-7 season didn’t instill much confidence in the long-term success of the organization, but it was good enough to take a weak NFC East division. 

While a quick trip to the playoffs provided a small consolation prize — although it included a disappointing showing in the NFC Wild Card Game against the Seattle Seahawks — the Eagles are stuck picking in the second half of the first round. 

Luckily for them, one of their most pressing needs is a position that is not commonplace in the first round. 

In the last decade, only 34 wide receivers were selected in the first round, which leaves the Eagles with a pretty good opportunity to get the help they so desperately need on the outside. 

Injuries ransacked Carson Wentz’s wide-receiving corps., most notably DeSean Jackson, who was limited to just three games in 2019. 

Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor also missed considerable time, leaving the Eagles with a hodgepodge of reserve and practice-squad receivers — most notably rookie JJ Arcega-Whiteside, who the Eagles selected last year ahead of the likes of DK Metcalf and Darius Slayton.

Legitimate depth at wide receiver would help develop the Eagles’ offense immensely and provide that much more support for Wentz, who will continue to stay under the microscope until he gets the Eagles back to Super Bowl contention.

Here is our second 2020 first-round mock draft of the year:

1) Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

2) Washington Redskins

Chase Young, DE, Ohio State

3) Detroit Lions

Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

4) New York Giants

Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

5) Miami Dolphins

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

6) Los Angeles Chargers

Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

7) Carolina Panthers

Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

8) Arizona Cardinals

Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

9) Jacksonville Jaguars

K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU

10) Cleveland Browns

Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

11) New York Jets

Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

12)Las Vegas Raiders

CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

13) Indianapolis Colts

Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

14) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

15) Denver Broncos

Javon Kinlow, DL, South Carolina

16) Atlanta Falcons

AJ Epenesa, DE, Iowa

17) Dallas Cowboys

Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

18) Miami Dolphins (from Steelers)

Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

19) Las Vegas Raiders (from Bears)

Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

20) Jacksonville Jaguars (from Rams)

Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

21) Philadelphia Eagles

Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

22) Buffalo Bills

Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

23) New England Patriots

Grant Delpit, S, LSU

24) New Orleans Saints

CJ Henderson, CB, Florida

25) Minnesota Vikings

Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma

26) Miami Dolphins (from Texans)

Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State

27) Seattle Seahawks

Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama

28) Baltimore Ravens

Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

29) Tennessee Titans

Terrell Lewis, DE, Alabama

30) Green Bay Packers

Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado

31) San Francisco 49ers

Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

32) Kansas City Chiefs

Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU

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