Potential Eagles 2021 Draft Gems, Episode 2: JoJo McNair

Looking into next year’s draft, you go, “What are still question marks for the Philadelphia Eagles?”

As of now, I think a big-time playmaker is what they need, and I have the perfect guy for the job.

Meet JoJo McNair, a 6-foot, 175-pound athlete from Wartburg College in Iowa. JoJo was an All-River Conference selection in 2018 and 2019 as a cornerback. In 2018, he was third-team All-River Conference on offense as a wide receiver.

What does he bring to the table? Well, on defense he brings flexibility for scheme value, being able to play well in man coverage, and also a high level in zone coverage. With a smooth backpedal he can flip his hips and adjust to the more speed-based receivers. I hinted at this earlier: He is an athlete who has great speed that helps him recover if beaten off the line of scrimmage. He is decent at playing the ball and deflecting it.

If you look at him offensively, he can bring Philadelphia much-needed depth at receiver after the depletion we saw in the 2019 season. Was mostly a slot receiver for the Knights. Brings agility and the ability to breeze by defenders. Easily can come in and be a 20 receptions and 200-275 yards fill-in for a receiver if needed.

Lastly, he is an excellent returner. For his career, he had 66 total returns for 1,431 yards and two touchdowns. Kickoff returns on average were 25.9 yards per return. Punt return average was 12.0 yards per return. JoJo can be what Devin Hester was for the Chicago Bears in the early 2000s and some of the 2010s as a receiver, defensive back, and returner.

Currently, JoJo is a projected UDFA (undrafted free agent). I think it is a must that the Eagles take a look at him come next year’s draft.

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