May 31, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews during the 2014 NFLPA Rookie Premiere at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Jordan Matthews looks like best wide receiver on Philadelphia Eagles


With the departure of DeSean Jackson this offseason to the rival Washington Redskins, the Philadelphia Eagles were in desperate need of taking one of the many talented wide receivers available in the NFL Draft. They did so in the second round with their selection of Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews.

Given the similar skill set, and despite what anyone in the media will tell you, Matthews is absolutely the replacement for Jackson. He can get open down the field and is terrific and getting off a good run after the catch.

But, can he one day take Jackson’s title of the best receiver on the Eagles?

Well, according to Philly.com Eagles writer Jimmy Kempski, he may already have.

Now of course, he did clarify by stating that the remaining veterans probably aren’t going full force in practices just yet this early on.


Still, even if that is the case, it’s an amazing sign for the Eagles that Matthews is turning heads like this already. The young man has a tough job ahead of him in replacing the production that Jackson brought to the table, but it seems he’s definitely on the right track.

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  • joe

    He’s gonna be a special player, he loves football. Some just like the money and fame, he’s a true football player.

  • joe

    Eagles just got their next cornerstone receiver.

  • Dr Muon Funk

    And don’t sell Maclin short. He was barely behind Jackson and was drafted higher than Jackson. All and all the receiver position was upgraded since Avant barely existed last season.