5 NFL teams that should draft Dede Westbrook

Nov 3, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Dede Westbrook (11) celebrates his touchdown catch in front of Iowa State Cyclones band members at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 3, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Dede Westbrook (11) celebrates his touchdown catch in front of Iowa State Cyclones band members at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 4, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) warms-up prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 4, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) warms-up prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

3. Philadelphia Eagles

Last April, the Philadelphia Eagles traded up to select Carson Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft. While he has plateaued a bit as of late, Wentz appears to be a legitimate starting quarterback in the league, and he has built the trust of his teammates. His problem is he does not have any weapons to throw to, which leads to him having to throw it away or take a sack.

Jordan Matthews was supposed to be a big-time receiver, but he has been anything but this season. The bottom line is that he is a WR2 at best, and cannot be relied upon to carry the load in the passing game. The Eagles need to go out and grab their next big-time receiver, and Dede Westbrook would be a nice fit with Wentz in Philadelphia. They both have an incredible passion for the game and are both young enough where they could build an incredible relationship in the next few years.

The Eagles fan base is hungry for a winner, and they got a taste of what life could be like if Wentz has it going. All rookies are going to struggle at some point, but for Wentz, it is not due to a lack of talent or decision-making. He just does not have the weapons he needs to win on a weekly basis, so the Eagles need to go out this coming offseason and get him some people to throw the ball too.

The NFC East is up for grabs every season, though the Dallas Cowboys have owned it this year. Philadelphia needs to realize they have an opportunity to grow with a franchise quarterback, and taking a guy like Westbrook is only going to help in his development. Head coach Doug Pedersen does a nice job in building talent, and adding a piece like Westbrook would give the Eagles two young guys to build their offense around.