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Eagles Wideout DeSean Jackson: “I’m A Top-5 NFL Wide Receiver”

DeSean Jackson recently appeared on NFL Network’s “Total Access,” discussing his new documentary and life under Chip Kelly. DeSean came in cool, calm, and collected, displaying a great, learn-first, ego-second attitude that is clearly what Chip Kelly is trying to instill in his starters by professing that all positions are in “open competition.”

Then, to NFL.com Around The League’s Chris Wesseling, he said this:

Now, a lot of people are quick to laugh and scorn DeSean, but let’s be honest: we know that currently DeSean Jackson is not a Top 5 wide receiver. With his struggles over the past two seasons, other players (A.J. Green, Calvin Johnson, Greg Jennings, Victor Cruz, etc.) have surpassed him. But for DeSean to have the pride in his ability to disagree with, in my opinion, an unfair ranking, is heartening. That, combined with what is reported to be a high level of effort at OTAs, shows that he’s ready to make up for two lost years.

With Chip Kelly determined to utilize him in ways that greatly enhance how dangerous he is to opposing defenses, I think 2013-2014 will be a bounce-back year for D-Jax. So go ahead, make the assertions you want. If you are ready to prove to the world that you’re right, DeSean, then walk the walk.

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Categories: Beat Writing, Eagles

Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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