The Eagles made some more moves during the second round of the NFL Draft and wound up picking up the 42nd overall pick from the Tennessee Titans.
With that pick, the Eagles selected Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews.
Eagles fans have yearned for a big-body receiver like Matthews for years, and the majority of them seemed to approve of him being the latest weapon in Chip Kelly’s offense.
The results in a philly.com poll about the selection have overwhelmingly positive so far. As of this writing, 45.6 percent of people that voted in our poll gave the selection of Matthews and “A” and 39.9 percent a “B”.
I like Jordan Matthews a lot— paul miller (@PMilli14) May 10, 2014
Couldn't be more excited for Jordan Matthews to be an eagle! !— Russell Andrew Wong (@rweagles) May 10, 2014
Love this Jordan Matthews pick! Softens the loss of Desean. Big shoes to fill but 6'3 with all the talent in the world. Like it!— Niraj Brahmbhatt (@nirajb1190) May 10, 2014
Jordan Matthews is gonna be a Pro Bowl Receiver for the Eagles. Yall heard this from me.— Wod Anakin Reiwdo (@WodReiwdo) May 10, 2014
Pretty excited about Jordan Matthews. Big guy. Good speed. Now to focus more on that D #EaglesDraft— Anthony Plocinik (@amp8691) May 10, 2014
Eagles fans were even happier to know that Matthews is related to the greatest pass catcher in NFL history Jerry Rice.
jordan matthews is jerry rice's cousin lol— Tom Wilson (@_TomWIlson18) May 10, 2014
Eagles picked up Jerry Rice's cousin in the 2nd round— Dirk Diggler (@ghuxtable_) May 10, 2014