Impact receiver is Eagles' biggest need

Updated: February 27, 2004, 8:00 AM ET
By By Scouts, Inc. | For ESPN Insider

With free agency beginning March 3 and the draft just around the corner, Scouts, Inc., breaks down the biggest offseason needs for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Wide receiver: After struggling in 2003, especially in the playoffs, the Eagles' offense needs an impact receiver in the worst way. Starters Todd Pinkston and James Thrash both are inconsistent and probably are better suited to backup roles (and Thrash even could become a cap casualty). It was hoped that No. 3 receiver Freddie Mitchell would dominate, and though he has improved and has earned more playing time, he isn't a legitimate No. 1.