You read that headline correct. Enemies can be friends on draft day. The Eagles traded with division rival to select another receiver, Alabama product DeVonta Smith with the 10th pick overall. Smith scored 25 total touchdowns to earn 2020 SEC Offensive Player of the year.
Alshon Jeffery and Desean Jackson and all of their injuries are a thing of the past now as the Eagles continue to overhaul the offense. Shipping Carson Wentz to Indianapolis was the first step, and that move committed the Eagles to Jalen Hurts. With Smith, the Eagles get faster on offense and more versatile.
Bruno Boys Hot Take
The Eagles have found their WR1–finally. There should be no more regrets about not picking Justin Jefferson last season and get a receiver that defenses need to plan for.
Jalen Reagor should be a complimentary WR2 to Smith with this offense still utilizing their tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert and their home run hitter RB Miles Sanders.