The 2018 NFL Draft Is Almost Here
The NFL Draft is upon us. The offseason is in full swing and it’s time to focus on potential draft targets. From now leading up until the draft weekend. I will be introduce you to one prospect every week that the Philadelphia Eagles should target in this year’s draft. This week the focus is on the Texas A&M agile wide receiver Christian Kirk.
Agile Wide Receiver Christian Kirk And The Eagles Receiving Group
The Eagles have some interesting decisions to make this offseason at the wide receiver position. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is signed with the Eagles until the 2021-2022 season and deservedly so. However, he is the only certainty. Wide receiver Nelson Agholor will be entering his fourth season looking to build on his breakout 2017-2018 season.
With the Eagles expected to move on from wide receiver Torrey Smith they will have to turn to other options. Those options include wide receivers Mack Hollins, Bryce Treggs, Shelton Gibson and Marcus Johnson. With a lot of youth in the group, Kirk can indeed add a new dimension to the offense and this team.
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Kirk Is Texas A&M’s Finest
Standing at 5’11 200 pounds, Kirk projects to be a slot receiver in the NFL. Kirk ended his A&M career second on the all-time receptions list with 234. He’s third all-time in receiving yards with 2,856 yards and also third in touchdowns with 26.
Kirk is also a force in the return game as this past season he finished with 21 returns for 480 yards and one touchdown while also adding eight punts for 175 yards and one touchdown last season. Kirk earned second-team All-SEC honors as a receiver and first-team All-SEC honors as a returner. In Kirk’s final game he caught 13 passes for 189 yards and three touchdowns.
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Kirk Can Have An Impact On The Eagles Receiving Corps
If Christian Kirk is selected, he would add more talent to the Eagles receiving corps. He could also become an instant contributor on special teams. Kirk’s ability to return punts and kicks can be pivotal as the Eagles struggled in that area after the Darren Sproles injury. Kirk ended his A&M career-topping 1,000 receiving yards and will look to become the fourth A&M receiver drafted since 2013.
If the Eagles move on from Torrey Smith, there will be snaps up for grabs, and as a result, Kirk could end up fitting nicely into Doug Pederson’s offense. Keep an eye on Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk during the upcoming scouting combine from February 27th through March 5th.
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