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Did Eagles make the right choice drafting DeVonta Smith in 2021?

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed former Colts linebacker Shaquille Leonard to a one-year deal. Had the team drafted Micah Parsons in 2021, he wouldn’t have been necessary.

In 2020, Travis Fulgham led Philadelphia with 539 receiving yards while Greg Ward led the team with six touchdowns. After finishing the regular season with the league’s fifth-worst passing offense, the team went into the 2021 NFL Draft determined to upgrade the position.

After trading with Miami, Philadelphia had the No. 12 pick. Fearing the Giants would take Alabama wideout DeVonta Smith at No. 11, the Eagles traded with the Cowboys for the No. 10 pick where they took Smith. But was it the right move?

Smith was the team’s leading receiver with 64 catches and 916 yards in 2021 and had 1,196 yards in 2022. He also led the team with seven catches for 100 yards against the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.




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