Even though Carson Wentz had a terrible night throwing the ball in the Eagles' win over the Cowboys Sunday night, the team's young receiving corps flashed their potential to a national audience.
Travis Fulgham and Jalen Reagor impressed former Eagles receiver Torrey Smith, which led to Smith posting this message on his Twitter account during the game:
Fulgham ended up with six receptions for 78 yards and one touchdown, while Reagor caught three passes for 16 yards and hauled in his first career touchdown.
The emergence of Fulgham makes up for the historical mistake of Howie Roseman selecting J.J. Arcega-Whiteside over DK Metcalf, and Fulgham will surely take over Alshon Jeffery's "X" receiver spot even if Jeffery returns to play this season. The team can release Jeffery this offseason and save $8 Million in cap space knowing we have his replacement on the roster.
Reagor has only played in three full games but has shown enough that he can perform well as a "Z" receiver deep threat and also a "Y" receiver that can run impressive crossing routes. His arrival will allow the Eagles to move on from DeSean Jackson this offseason, which will free up $5.1 Million in cap space.
They aren't the only two receivers who have played well this season -- Greg Ward has proved he is a capable slot receiver who can be relied upon to move the chains when necessary. John Hightower is still a raw prospect, but he has proved he can create separation occasionally and can be a deep threat to take the tops off of defenses when Reagor is on the sideline.
It might be too early to say this, but the Eagles should have one of the better receiving corpses in the NFL come 2021, and if they decide to invest even more into the receiver position in free agency or early in April's Draft, then they could perhaps become the top receivers group in the entire league.