Welcome to Philadelphia Devonta Smith. It was an exciting and shocking day that included the Philadelphia Eagles trading up with the Dallas Cowboys to select the Heisman Trophy winner. Watch Philly Notions this Live NFL Draft reaction video of when the Eagles traded with the Cowboys.
Who would’ve thought the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys would make a trade in the first round of this draft? It is rare to see division rivals make deals to benefit one another on draft day. The Dallas Cowboys received the Philadelphia Eagles third round pick along with moving back two spots in the first round while the Philadelphia Eagles received their targeted pick Devante Smith. He should immediately fill a need for the wide receiver group that Eagles have lacked for some time. Jalen hurts finally receives a playmaker to add to his Arsenal.
Devante Smith is a dynamic and electric wide receiver that possesses top speed abilities and elite route running skills. He earned the Heisman Trophy award and broke the record most receiving yards and touchdowns in SEC history. The kid can get separation and he can also fly across the field. His talent cannot be denied and has a bright future ahead of him in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Eagles had to be aggressive to select Devante Smith as it was a high possibility the New York Giants would have selected him a pick before. So on a strange day in Cleveland, the Philadelphia Eagles made a trade with the Dallas Cowboys while leap frogging the New York Giants; how strange is that? Time will ultimately tell If this was the correct draft strategy, but one thing is a fact, Devante Smith has a high ceiling and his talent cannot be denied.
The Eagles general manager Howie Roseman received a strong fan rejoice when the pick was selected. The Devonta show has now begun and the NFC East is about to get interesting. Welcome to the city of brotherly love Devonta Smith.