Much to the surprise of more than a few people, the Eagles decided to keep their first round selection. Forgoing the opportunity to trade up, in an attempt to reunite Marcus Mariota and Chip Kelly, the Eagles stayed put. Instead they opted to use their first pick to give the team’s offense a much needed boost; after the loss of integral player Jeremy Maclin, the Eagles looked to add another receiver. In an effort to remain one of the leagues fastest paced and most potent offenses they drafted Nelson Agholor. At 6’0” and 198lbs with a 4.42 40 yard dash speed, Agholor is a proficient receiver and gifted athlete. He was a two-year standout with USC and flashes sure hands with more than capable route running abilities. Agholor can do momentous damage after the catch and appears to fit nicely into Chip Kelly’s system.

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Gary A. Vasquez USA Today Sports

This was a smart move for Philly. Instead of mortgaging the future, they chose to bolster their current weaponry. Agholor is a pro ready player who can step right in and make an impact. Not only is he a capable WR but a highly dangerous punt and kick return player as well. It would have been worrisome had Chip Kelly decided to trade half the current and future team for only one player in return. The Eagles made a good move here and should be quite happy with the player they selected.

1st Round Draft Grade: A

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