The future of DeSean Jackson will largely determine how much time and effort the Philadelphia Eagles sink into the wide receiver position. But regardless of if the troubled receiver stays or goes, there is a need for a big, possession-type receiver who can be a threat in the red zone.
The Eagles have struggled within 20 yards of the end zone for a couple years now, and the team simply does not have the size at the receiver position that is needed to be successful in that area. In between the 20s, Jackson is a defense’s nightmare, but in red zone situations, he pulls a disappearing act.
There are numerous paths the team can take in securing a big-bodied receiver.
Free agents such as Dwayne Bowe or Brandon Lloyd will be available in the offseason, and their experience will make them an instant threat out on the field. Or, the team could opt to find a solution in the draft by taking a player like Michael Floyd.
Frankly, it doesn’t matter how the Eagles do it, just as long as they go out and score themselves a big receiver.