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Free Agent Profile: Wide receiver Nelson Agholor

Could the former first-round pick be an option for the Broncos?

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One thing that has been made clear this offseason is the fact that the Broncos are looking for some deep threats at wide receiver and are looking to score points. With the strong-armed quarterback Drew Lock firmly entrenched as the Broncos starting quarterback, they are going to be looking for some deep threat targets for him this offseason. In all likelihood, we could see one added via free agency with the amount of money and cap space the Broncos have available to them this offseason. Could they decide to pursue former first-round round pick, Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor during free agency?

Agholor has had a roller coaster of a career with the Eagles and a change of scenery looks to be the best for both parties. Reports are indicating that the Eagles are unlikely to re-sign their speedy wide receiver so he figures to hit the open market. Would Agholor make sense for the Broncos who are looking for a deep threat at the position?

Player Profile

Height: 6-0

Weight: 198 pounds

Age: 26 years old

Experience: 5th season

Agholor played his college ball at the University Of Southern California where he played a total of three seasons. During his three-year career at USC, he totaled 178 receptions for 2,572 yards and 20 touchdowns. This type of production helped Agholor get selected in the first-round(20th overall selection) in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Since then, Agholor has played a total of five-seasons in the NFL with the Eagles and has had an up and down career with them during his time there. During his time with the Eagles, Agholor totaled 224 receptions for 2,515 yards and 18 touchdowns. This past season for the Eagles, Agholor totaled just 39 receptions for 363 yards and 3 touchdowns during the 11 games he played this past season.

Does the Eagles former first-round pick make sense for the Broncos?

Why It Makes Sense

Agholor has that first-round pedigree so he figures to get another chance somewhere else with another team despite his issues in Philadelphia.

A change of scenery could really help Agholor who really struggled confidence and over-thinking during his time in Philadelphia. So finding a new home in the Mile High City in Pat Shurmur’s offense could be exactly what Agholor needs to get back on track.

In 2017, Agholor totaled 62 receptions for 768 yards for 8 touchdowns. So he has proven when he is on his game, he can be a productive wide receiver in the NFL. However, drops and confidence issues have plagued him throughout the past few seasons. So again, a new home could help him get over these issues.

Finally, Agholor’s skill set is exactly what the Broncos are looking for. A speedy wide receiver who can take the top off a defense. He does have some issues in this department, so some risk is involved but the talent is still there. He could make for a solid addition to any teams offense if they can get him right.

Why It Doesn’t Make Sense

Eagles fans really do not like Nelson Agholor. He has had multiple lapse of judgement, ugly drops, and is coming off a bit of a nightmare season with the Eagles. Can he be salvaged? or will he continue giving fan bases headaches in a new home in 2020?

The talent is still there with Agholor, but I worry adding someone with issues like this to an offense and team looking to make strides in 2020 would not go very well.

The price tag for Agholor shouldn’t be too high considering the season he coming off, but his first-round pedigree could help him earn a little extra money than he should. If the Broncos were to show interest, I doubt they would go very high with the price tag.

Final Thoughts:

At the end of the day, Nelson Agholor intrigues me and scares me at the same time. The talent and play-making ability are still there, but will the drops and errors continue if he does sign? If so, he isn’t worth the money he’ll paid. However, if they think they can get him back to form, then he could become a steal for some team.

His deep threat ability would fill a need for the Broncos and would make for a nice complement to Courtland Sutton. However, I still think he will likely be the same player wherever he signs. Someone who can make a big play while also someone who will drop a crucial pass late in the game.


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