September 25, 2021

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Eagles' DeVonta Smith lands in top 5 of CFB's 50 greatest WRs of last 50 years

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The Eagles landed themselves an all-time great when they drafted DeVonta Smith in the first round this year.

ESPN recently ranked the 50 greatest wide receivers in college football over the past 50 years, and the Heisman Trophy winner came in at No. 3 on the list behind Randy Moss and Larry Fitzgerald.

3. DeVonta Smith, Alabama
Years: 2017-20
Career Stats: 235 catches, 3,965 yards, 46 TDs (also: 1 rushing TD, 1 punt return TD)

Talk about a perfect career: the eighth reception of Smith’s career, a 41-yard touchdown from Tua Tagovailoa, won the national title. The last one, a 42-yard score from Mac Jones, locked up a second. In between were 200+ catches, 40+ scores and the first Heisman win for a receiver since Howard. The skinny 160-pounder from Amite, Louisiana, was a standout even among one of the greatest recruiting classes ever.

Players like Sammy Watkins, Steve Largent, Herman Moore and A.J. Green made the bottom five of the list, while Amari Cooper, Ja’Marr Chase, and Peter Warrick were in the top 15.

Eagles’ DeVonta Smith lands in top 5 of CFB’s 50 greatest WRs of last 50 years



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