Eagles 6th-Round Pick is a Giant New Weapon for Jalen Hurts

The Philadelphia Eagles continue to add talent to the offensive side.
Mar 2, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida State wide receiver Johnny Wilson (WO38) during the 2024
Mar 2, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida State wide receiver Johnny Wilson (WO38) during the 2024 / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

There hasn't been a team that has been more aggressive this offseason then the Philadelphia Eagles. It started in free agency by making splash signings, bringing Saquon Barkley and Bryce Huff to town.

With their first two selections in the draft, they bolstered their secondary by picking Toldeo's Quinyon Mitchell and Iowa's Cooper DeJean.

But right before the NFL Draft started, they gave A.J. Brown a three-year, $96 million dollar extension with $84 million guaranteed.

On Day 3, GM Howie Roseman continued to add talent to the offensive side and gave Jalen Hurts a big-bodied pass catcher on the outside.

Eagles News: Philadelphia Selects Florida State WR Johnny Wilson

With the 185th overall selection in the sixth round, the Eagles picked Florida State's Johnny Wilson.

The California native stands at 6-foot-6 and is the tallest WR to get drafted in the last decade. Wilson is a very large target who can make tough adjustments when the ball is in the air. He uses his long strides to quickly accelerate downfield and can consistently win those contested catch battles.

In his two seasons at Florida State, Wilson reeled in 84 grabs for 1,514 receiving yards, and seven touchdowns.

Wilson joins a crowded WR room that features Brown, DeVonta Smith, Parris Campbell, DeVante Parker, and Ainias Smith.

He may not be asked to have a prominent role but he has the skillset to step in and be effective if asked.

Wilson still needs to refine his route running but this location allows him the chance to develop at his own pace.

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