Philadelphia Eagles: Receiver A Top Priority In 2014 Draft

When is a No. 1 receiver not a No. 1 receiver? When he’s DeSean Jackson and scheduled to make $10 million next year. There is no reason to pay Jackson that money, and if the Philadelphia Eagles are smart, they will cut ties and pick up his replacement in the draft.
Jackson has made his impression in Eagles’ history with his punt return abilities. He is the king of the deep ball, the ultimate home-run threat, and these things do not make him a top receiver. Check any film of Calvin Johnson and you will see the role filled to perfection. Jackson does not have the size or dimensions to his game to make it work. Chip Kelly has been creative in shaping roles for Jackson within the offense, getting him the ball in space and letting him work. Don’t think for a second that Kelly will settle for him as the top receiver on the team.