Eagles add more offensive firepower
On day two of the NFL Draft, Howie Roseman and company seemed to have their theme for the day set. Offense, offense and more offense. After selecting Andre Dillard in the first round to stabilize the offensive line on day two the Birds doubled down on offense. By adding more offensive firepower to the team Carson Wentz has all the weapons he needs.
Penn State running back Miles Sanders
At pick 53 the Eagles drafted a position they normally don’t select this early. Everyone had been asking and begging for a running back and they finally got one. To team with Jordan Howard the Eagles selected Miles Sanders.
Sanders is from Penn State so Nittany Lion fans know him well. A teammate and the successor to Saquon Barkley, Sanders had a very impressive 2018. He carried the ball 220 times racking up 1,274 yards and nine touchdowns. He added 24 catches for 139 yards. Those numbers earned Sanders second-team All-Big Ten honors and was also named the teams most valuable player. Sanders turned in a 4.49 40 time. He looks to team with Howard to form a thunder and lightning duo.
Red Zone Target JJ Arcega-Whiteside
Four picks later the Eagles were not done just yet. The team selected Stanford’s JJ Arcega-Whiteside. The 6’3 receiver is a big body who knows how to get the ball. In his senior season at Stanford, he caught 63 passes for 1,059 yards and 14 touchdowns.
He has a very similar skill set to Alshon Jeffery but in the words of former coach Chip Kelly “Big people beat up little people”. With this pick the Eagles first three picks in 2019 were all offense. We get the picture. The franchise quarterback is healthy and returning and the Birds have loaded up the weapons.
Eagles offensive firepower
The Eagles offense will feature Jeffery, Desean Jackson, Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, Jordan Howard, and Miles Sanders and that’s just getting started. The Eagles have a very realistic chance to average over 30 points a game. Salute to Roseman for prioritizing surrounding Wentz with weapons.