The Philadelphia Eagles are fans of rookie wide receiver Nelson Agholor – Chip Kelly, specifically. The Eagles head coach praised the rookie receiver recently, saying he enjoyed a great camp and preseason and could be ready to make an “instant impact”.
Kelly: Nelson Agholor did a very nice job in the preseason games. He picked things up really quickly. Expect to make instant impact
— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) September 10, 2015
The real question is whether or not that impact is felt right away in week one. There is a good chance it does, as Agholor showed off his speed and playmaking ability in preseason play and goes up against a beatable Atlanta Falcons defense on Monday Night Football this week. Agholor has the talent, system and role in line to produce right away in his first season, and if Kelly’s praise is any indication, we may want to prepare for a big NFL debut.
There’s really no news here. Kelly’s ominous words just get us more excited about a player we were already high on. If you drafted Agholor he’s mostly a stash or at best a WR3 or Flex for now. He’s not a must play if you have better, more reliable options ahead of him, but he certainly is a high upside play. The real play concerning Nelson Agholor is in DFS fantasy football leagues. Agholor is cheap on daily fantasy sites and could offer some serious upside in a late week one shootout.