Kendall Wright's raw metrics:
5'10", 190 lb, 4.4 speed
Sound like anyone you know?
There's a growing chorus of folks saying the Eagles will draft DeSean Jackson's replacement in the first round—perhaps Notre Dame's Michael Floyd.
Philadelphia won't take that bait.
Andy Reid isn't inclined to take skill position players in the first round (Donovan McNabb, Freddie Mitchell and Jeremy Maclin are the only three), and the head coach won't blow the top off the Jackson saga by taking his heir apparent so early.
A first-round wideout would force the Eagles to let Jackson walk. A stealth selection in the second round gives them the flexibility, with some gentle coaxing, to franchise Jackson for one year and see how the pick develops.
Wright mirrors Jackson in almost every way, from his speed to his size to his tremendous college production. Just as the Birds picked Jackson in the second round, they'll take a chance on his replacement with pick 46 (provided Wright is still on the board).