Who Will Win Philadelphia Eagles’ Slot Wide Receiver Battle?

May 29, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The growing trend of the NFL is three-receiver sets on the majority of the plays. Head coaches favorite the classic slot receiver a la Wes Welker or Danny Amendola, normally an undersized shifty receiver with quickness and speed to get open and make plays.
Chip Kelly will definitely utilize his slot receiver. He comes to the NFL as king of the hurry-up offense, one that is predicated upon quick decision-making and speedy versatile weapons capable of lining up everywhere on the field.
Kelly has already said the quarterback competition is wide-open, and it’s likely his receiver battles are the same.
It would be shocking not to see DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin as the top two receivers, but it seems likely that Jason Avant, Damaris Johnson, and even Arrelious Benn could be competing for the slot role. Here's reason to believe each could win the job.

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