By Annie Ross
Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor had a rookie season in 2015 that the first round draft pick would like to forget.
And he knows he needs to improve if the Eagles have any chance to improve on 7-9.
Agholor caught 23 passes for 283 yards and a touchdown and missed three games in the middle of the season with an ankle injury that teammate Jordan Matthews says robbed Agholor of his explosiveness.
But Agholor knows that whatever went wrong last year has to change this time around.
“We need to win football games, and I need to prove that I can help this team win football games. So that’s what I have to prove,” Agholor told the Inky.6“Only people I have something to prove to are the guys in this locker room, this organization, and this team.”
The Eagles added Chris Givens and Rueben Randle as free agents this offseason, which means competition for snaps but Agholor should still be in line for plenty of time with Riley Cooper out of the picture. How long that remains the case with a regime that didn’t make him a first-round pick will come down to Agholor’s ability to make a leap in his second season.