PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Josh Huff, Dorial Green-Beckham, Zach Ertz, and Brent Celek.
That’s the Eagles’ receiving corps (wide receivers and tight ends), which according to the well respect football website Pro Football Focus, is the fourth worst in the NFL.
“Nelson Agholor really needs to improve in a hurry,” PFF Gordon McGuinness wrote this week. “His rookie season was a disaster, dropping four of the 27 catchable passes thrown his way, and putting up just 283 yards.”
Jordan Matthews, the Eagles’ second-round pick in 2014, caught 85 balls for 997 yards and eight touchdowns last year. However, J-Matt enters 2016 after missing the preseason with a knee-sprain and McGuiness says he “didn’t wow anyone” last season.
According to PFF’s 2015 overall grades, both Celek and Ertz ranked inside the top-19 among NFL tight-ends. Ertz, however, dropped seven balls last season.
The NFL’s worst receiving corps, according to PFF, is the Los Angeles Rams. The Cleveland Browns — the Eagles’ Week 1 opponent — was ranked with the 30th receiving corps in the NFL, one spot ahead of the Eagles.
The New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Seattle Seahawks were ranked as having the top-five receiving corps in the NFL.