DeVonta Smith told me he can make an impact with the Eagles day 1 + he believes the Eagles offense will be “dynamic” around Jalen Hurts who he played with at Alabama pic.twitter.com/VNq5Dz4wN0
— Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) April 30, 2021
DeVonta Smith is not expected to waste much time getting to work with his new teammates and as the Eagles work to implement the Heisman Trophy winner into the offense, the No. 10 overall pick is excited about the offensive potential in Philadelphia.
During his introductory press conference with the Eagles media, Smith was asked by Jeff Skversky about how dynamic Philadelphia’s offense can be with Hurts under center.
“I think it can be very dynamic. We all have to come in and put in the work. If you don’t put in the work, you are not going to do it, but I feel like this team is going to be putting in the work and everybody is going to be excited, and we are trying to change the program around.”
Smith will start from Day 1, opposite Jalen Reagor and the Eagles will likely move the versatile pass-catcher all over the field to help take advantage of mismatches.
Nick Sirianni and Shane Steichen have key pieces like Greg Ward, Travis Fulgham, John Hightower, and Quez Watkins to complement Smith’s vast skill set.
Smith is unlikely to match Justin Jefferson’s 2020 output, but he could become the Eagles’ first 1,000-yard outside pass catcher in almost a decade.