Eagles’ DeVonta Smith reflects on promising rookie season

Eagles first round pick DeVonta Smith had a promising rookie season but he still wasn’t satisfied.

Smith set several goals for himself this year but the day after the Eagles’ season ended with a 31-15 loss to the Buccaneers in the wild card round, Smith still wouldn’t share them.

“I’m still not going to share it because I didn’t meet them,” Smith said. “Carry those goals on to next season and try to get those goals next year.

But he did let it slip in Week 18 that one of his goals was to hit 1,000 yards receiving. He fell short of that but ended up with the Eagles’ rookie record, passing DeSean Jackson’s mark of 912 set back in 2008.

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The Eagles traded up in April to snag Smith with the No. 10 overall pick and he didn’t disappoint. Even in an offense that became very run-heavy, Smith still managed to catch 64 passes for 916 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also made some eye-popping catches.

And even though the Eagles took way too long to get him involved in the playoff game against the Bucs, he still managed to have four catches for 60 yards and made a spectacular grab on a 2-point conversion.

One of the biggest questions about Smith during the pre-draft process was about his weight and whether or not he’d be able to hold up…

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