Hall of Fame Mock Draft for 2020, Pick #21 – Eagles Looking to Draft a WR

By Michael Wynn in NFL
| April 15, 2020 4:40 am PDT
Hall of Fame Mock Draft for 2020 – Pick #21 Philadelphia Eagles

Let’s give the Eagles the benefit of the doubt and assume that Alshon Jeffery will be healthy in 2020. DeSean Jackson still can’t be counted on, and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside underwhelmed as a rookie. All signs are pointing toward Howie Roseman placating Jeffrey Lurie by utilizing the team’s first-round pick on a wide receiver, so that’s what’s going to happen here.

This is our 2020 Hall of Fame mock draft where the incoming rookies have been replaced by guys already enshrined in Canton. Rather than pick between the wideouts in the star-studded 2020 draft class, Philly gets to pick between members of the Hall of Fame.

The final section reveals the four WRs who are already off the board, but the good news is the Eagles are still going to walk away with one heck of a pass-catcher. 

  • Don Hutson, WR
  • Marvin Harrison, WR
  • Steve Largent, WR

Don Hutson, WR

Before Jerry Rice embarked on his storied NFL career, Don Hutson was widely regarded as the greatest wide receiver who ever lived. The two-time MVP led the league in touchdown catches nine times during his 11-year career with the Packers, but I don’t want to sell Don’s accomplishments short.

Aside from starring as the NFL’s top receiver, Hutson was an exceptional safety who led the NFL in interceptions in 1940. The fact the Don amassed 99 TD catches playing from 1935-1945 makes me wonder how much damage this guy would have done had he played in today’s era.

Marvin Harrison, WR

It’s hard to put into words how consistently good Marvin Harrison was during his 13-year career in Indianapolis. Going over 1,000 yards and catching double-digit touchdowns is an incredible achievement for any receiver in the National Football League.

The idea that Marvin achieved both of those feats in eight straight seasons is almost unfathomable.

Harrison’s single-season record of 143 receptions was recently eclipsed by Michael Thomas, but let’s not miss that Marvin ranks inside the top 5 in career receptions and career receiving touchdowns.

Also worth mentioning, Harrison was born and raised in Philadelphia and would immediately be welcomed by “The Iggles.”

Steve Largent, WR

In terms of a pure wide receiver who could do it all, the Eagles would be wise to take a hard look at Steve Largent in this Hall of Fame draft. The Houston Oilers selected Largent in the fourth round of the 1976 Draft, only to ship him to Seattle for a future 8th round-pick before the regular season even started.

Whoops.

Steve put together an illustrious resume with the Seahawks and is a top-5 WR of all time by many accounts.

Of the ten players to register 100 or more touchdown catches, Largent is the only one whose playing career didn’t extend into the 2000s.

The Eagles Pick Is In…

Don Hutson might be the most dynamic receiver left on the board, and Steve Largent might be the most complete. However, if the question is which wideout can be depended on the most to deliver big-time production on a week in and week out basis, the answer is Marvin Harrison.

As depleted as Carson Wentz’s receiving core was in 2019, the 21st pick isn’t the time to roll the dice. This is the time to solidify the offense with a wideout who can contribute right away.

With the seal of approval from Doug Pederson, Marvin Harrison is returning home to Philly.

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