WR - PHI
DeVonta Smith is expected to sign his rookie deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.
The deal is expected to include a fifth-year option. Smith figures to have a chance to emerge as the Eagles No. 1 wide receiver on paper.
The Philadelphia Eagles have selected wide receiver Devonta Smith with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Philadelphia Eagles surrendered the 12th overall pick and the 84th overall pick to the Dallas Cowboys in order to acquire the 10th overall pick to select playmaking wide receiver, Devonta Smith. It is rare to see trades between division rivals, but eschewing a two-spot drop to acquire a third simply because of the trade partner would have been bad business, especially with Jaycee Horn and Patrick Surtain off the board. The Eagles paid a small price for a player who should quickly become their number one receiver. Smith will form an incredibly explosive tandem with 2020 first round pick Jalen Reagor. Jalen Hurts now has the weapons at wideout he needs to flourish.
Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports the "prevailing thought" is that the Giants wind up with an Alabama wide receiver with the 11th overall pick.
New York needs help at offensive line and in the secondary, so it would seemingly be a bit of an odd decision to take a wideout with their first-round pick. The team also signed Kenny Golladay to a massive four-year contract this offseason, and they also employ both Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton. Heisman winner DeVonta Smith is the receiver being linked most closely to the Giants, but his former teammate Jaylen Waddle could be in play as well. It might come down to whether or not the Dolphins take one of them at No. 6 overall.
Alabama senior wide receiver DeVonta Smith has won the 2020 Heisman Trophy Award. He was the only non-quarterback finalist and edged out Trevor Lawrence of Clemson, Kyle Trask of Florida, and fellow Tide teammate Mac Jones.
Smith had a phenomenal year for the Tide and led all receivers in the nation with 105 receptions, 1,641 yards, and 20 touchdowns. His excellent route running and speed allowed him to compile such gaudy numbers despite his slender frame (6'1" 175 pounds). He's the first wide receiver to take home the Heisman since Desmond Howard way back in 1991.
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