Just because few rookie wide receivers have come into the NFL in their first seasons and dominated doesn't mean that Eagles WR Jordan Matthews will not.
But some of the reports that have trickled out of Eagles practices about Matthews' feats have been downright hyperbolic when evidence contrary to his making a first-year splash is so overwhelming.
The Eagles don't need Matthews to put up those kinds of numbers even without DeSean Jackson. Their offensive personnel are designed so that they can play any type of game with balance at the three skill positions of receiver, running back and tight end.
It looks like Matthews will have a chance to contribute out of the slot, but like the article said, right now the Eagles don't really need him to put up big numbers. That's already difficult to do for a rookie WR. Matthews could end up having some value, but he'll have to see significant snaps to do so.