With DeSean Jackson gone, the conventional wisdom has the Eagles looking for a wide receiver in the NFL draft. At the No. 22 spot in the draft, Chip Kelly and the Eagles will have plenty of options.
During Friday’s appearance on "Philly Sports Talk," former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski talked about the receivers he likes.
For Jaws, Kelvin Benjamin from Florida State is the most intriguing.
“When DeSean left the Eagles I think it was the first thought in everyone’s mind -- it’s going to be [Brandin] Cooks out of Oregon State -- he’s going to be the guy,” Jaworski said. “But the guy who has impressed me the more I’ve studied is Benjamin out of Florida State. He reminds me a lot of a guy I threw to -- Harold Carmichael.”
Carmichael was a tall, rangy receiver with long arms that “touched the ground when he walked,” as Jaworski said. Carmichael also had the ability to go up and get the ball wherever Jaworski threw it.
That’s a lot like Benjamin, says Jaworski.
“He has great body control, which is what you look for in a wide receiver,” Jaworski said. “He’s savvy and he can settle into the voids. The more I watch him the more he’s grown on me. He can high-point the football -- he’s 6-foot-6 and he goes up and takes the football away.
“As a quarterback, you love this great big radius to throw to.”