Riley Cooper vs. Hank Baskett: Battle for Philadelphia Ealges No. 4 WR

June 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's still a bit odd that the Eagles actually have a surplus of receivers, but that's the issue they'll be facing during training camp.

There will have to be some talented guys released or stowed away on the practice squad, but deciding who that will be could prove one of the more difficult decisions this coaching staff will have to make.

As of now, fifth-round pick Riley Cooper and Hank Baskett, in his second stint with the Eagles, are the two guys fighting it out for the fourth receiver spot. DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, and Jason Avant are the unquestioned top three (in that order), so fourth is the best either of these guys will do.

It's anyone's job for the moment, but Cooper certainly produces the most intrigue as a rookie over a guy in Baskett who is unlikely to have a breakout season after years of being a role player.

But no matter who wins the fourth job, it's likely the other will simply be relegated to the fifth spot and will have to pl...

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