David Seigerman
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On The Clock: Eagles

Apr 07, 2014 5:48 AM EST

Who Will Replace D-Jax?


It's tough to imagine a receiver being a better fit in a Kelly offense than Desean Jackson was. It just wasn't a good match.

So, Jackson's gone, as are the 82 receptions, the 1,332 yards, the 9 touchdowns, and the headaches that came with those career-best numbers. The return of Jeremy Maclin to the lineup and the connection Riley Cooper had with Nick Foles (he had the first three 100-yard games of his career after Foles became Philly's starter) suggests this might not be a direction the Eagles go in the first round.

If Brandin Cooks is on the board at No. 22, it will give Kelly and GM Howie Roseman something to think about. More likely, they grab some secondary help in the first couple of rounds, and then pick up one of the slot receivers who still will be available in Round 3 -- South Carolina's Bruce Ellington, Wyoming's Robert Herron or Oklahoma's Jalen Saunders.