2020 NFL Draft

Eagles sign rookie 6th-round pick Prince Tega Wanogho

Eagles sign rookie 6th-round pick Prince Tega Wanogho

The Eagles signed sixth-round pick Prince Tega Wanogho to his rookie contract Tuesday, the first rookie draft pick they have under contract.

Tega Wanogho, who was born and raised in Nigeria and moved to the U.S. to play college basketball, is one of two Auburn offensive tackles the Eagles drafted this year.

Rookie draft pick contracts are slotted based on where a player is picked, and according to Spotrac, Tega Wanogho’s deal should be worth $3,444,677 over four years, or an average of about $861,000 per year with a small signing bonus likely in the $150,000 range.

Still unsigned are first-round pick Jalen Reagor, second-round pick Jalen Hurts, third-round pick Davion Taylor, fourth-round picks K’Von Wallace and Jack Driscoll, fifth-round pick John Hightower, sixth-round picks Shaun Bradley and Quez Watkins and seventh-round pick Casey Toohill.

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Eagles rookie Jalen Reagor weighs in on the 'Unlike Agholor' meme

Eagles rookie Jalen Reagor weighs in on the 'Unlike Agholor' meme

The last time the Eagles drafted a wide receiver in the first round, he helped them win a Super Bowl - but will be remembered better for a meme maligning his drops.

The Birds' newest rookie wideout, Jalen Reagor, knows all about the Nelson Agholor meme history. He's seen the jokes. He wants Eagles fans to know: he was right there with you.

Reagor, who the Eagles drafted at No. 21 overall in last month's NFL Draft, will have the spotlight directly on him this season, trying to prove himself worthy amid a sea of talented rookie wideouts.

He doesn't sound concerned, though, and in a recent appearance on the Adam Lefkoe Show podcast, Reagor touched on the iconic meme heard 'round the world after Agholor - the Eagles' first round pick in 2016 - couldn't pull in catchable passes against the Lions in Week 3 last season.

Here's the exchange:

LEFKOE: Do you think that you could catch - if there was a burning building and someone threw a child out, do you think you could catch that child?

REAGOR: Absolutely.

LEFKOE: Good. Because we did have that guy who went viral because he said, 'I caught it, unlike Agholor.' So I just want to make sure you can catch kids from buildings.

REAGOR: Yeah. Yeah, that was hilarious, bro. [Laughs]

That Reagor enjoyed the joke, and is confident he won't repeat Agholor's mistakes, is enough to make me think Howie Roseman made the right choice.

Agholor, of course, has moved on to the Oakland Raiders on a surprising one-year deal.

Reagor dropped some more interesting nuggets during the podcast appearance, including the fact that he's doing 700 (!) push-ups every day. He also touched on his one big post-NFL Draft purchase:

REAGOR: The morning after, it was only two things I went and did.

I woke up, I was up at 8 a.m. After my 8 a.m. meeting with the Eagles media, I went and ran, I worked out, I came home, I took like an hour of downtime, and I went to the dealership. Got me a whip. And then, after that, I kicked it with a few of my homeboys, and I was at the crib.

LEFKOE: What was the whip? What'd we go with?

REAGOR: Went with an 2020 AMG GT 53.

For those keeping score at home, that thing starts at $99,950.

Welcome to the NFL, Jalen.

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Are the 2020 Eagles better or worse at wide receiver?

Are the 2020 Eagles better or worse at wide receiver?

Executive vice president and general manager Howie Roseman says the Eagles are a better football team after free agency and the draft. We're putting his claim to the test, breaking down the depth chart position by position to examine whether the roster really improved or actually took a step back this offseason.

Up next: the wide receiver position, which sees an influx of youth along with the returns of DeSean Jackson and (maybe) Alshon Jeffery.

Better

By the time the Eagles reached the postseason, their starting wide receivers were Greg Ward, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Deontay Burnett. Simply put, there's far more talent on the roster now.

First and foremost, DeSean Jackson is ready to return after missing almost all of 2019, and while he turns 34 in December, there was no evidence he slowed down any prior to his core injury. Assuming he isn't traded, Alshon Jeffery's value is less apparent, as it's unclear when he'll be healthy and the litany of injuries appeared to be taking a toll the past couple seasons. Regardless, getting either player on the field at even a percentage of themselves would be a huge upgrade.

The Eagles didn't stop there though, using their first-round choice on Jalen Reagor, plus Day 3 selections on John Hightower and Quez Watkins -- all speedsters. There's no reason this team should be picking bodies off the waiver wire come December.

Worse

Nobody seems to know what's truly taking place behind the scenes with regard to Jeffery. Was he really the anonymous source who took a jab at Carson Wentz? Is it really that big a deal, or is the rift between the receiver and his teammates overblown? Can the Eagles co-exist with this guy in the locker room?

Jeffery isn't necessarily going to be a bad influence. He'll set an example for the young receivers with his work ethic. But if the situation is as ugly as some in the media would have you believe -- and, again, we have no idea -- the Eagles shouldn't be running the risk he'll become a distraction again.

The same

Nothing will ever be the same. Seriously, there's not a lot that will be reminiscent of last season. Jackson's speed maybe, though the Eagles had that for all of one game. Arcega-Whiteside could maintain a sizable role in the offense, especially while Jeffery is working his way back. That's about it.

Between new and returning faces, this group is getting about as big a facelift as possible in one offseason.

The unknown

Obviously, introducing three rookies into the mix, there's no telling who will become a contributor and who will flame out. Look no further than Arcega-Whiteside as an example.

Yet, while JJAW's first season was a dud, he's actually a player of some intrigue here. A second-round draft pick, one would hope he'll take some type of step forward in year two. There was some evidence Arcega-Whiteside was slowly improving in 2019, with roughly 90% of his production coming over a six-week stretch after the bye.

Eight catches for 155 yards with a touchdown isn't a line to get excited about, and he disappeared from the offense again in the final two games. Nonetheless, if Jeffery is out, somebody needs to take those snaps outside. As bad as his rookie campaign was, Arcega-Whiteside will get every opportunity to earn that playing time.

Better or worse?

This isn't really a question. The Eagles could've done nothing, and just the prospect of Jackson and eventually Jeffery returning would be an upgrade, not to mention JJAW and Ward's continued development. Add three rookies into the equation, delete Nelson Agholor and maybe Jeffery yet, and it seems fairly obvious. 

Better

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