North Dakota does not pop up on many lists of the best places for summer travel, but the state is getting a boost to this year’s numbers.
They have native son Carson Wentz to thank for that. Several Eagles receivers put posts on social media Sunday regarding travel to Fargo — Alshon Jeffery can ask Nelson Agholor about a burger recommendation — for some pre-camp work with Wentz.
Outside of the location, there’s nothing unusual about the Eagles getting together to work on their own ahead as many teams have players making similar arrangements.
The story didn't mention which WRs were there outside of Jeffery and Smith, but Matthews and Agholor made the trip last year. Of course, Jeffery and Smith are new additions, so any extra time Wentz can spend with these guys will be a great help to everyone's fantasy production in 2017.
Zach Ertz led the Eagles in catches last season, and over the last four seasons he has caught a whopping 247 catches. He has caught at least 75 passes in each of the past two seasons, while Alshon Jeffery hasn't caught over 55 passes since 2014.
Combine Ertz's proven track record of production with the fact he probably has more on-field chemistry with Carson Wentz than any other player on the roster, and it would be surprising if Ertz didn't lead the team in catches this season.
Smith was a poor fit in San Francisco given the 49ers' QB woes. Prior to leaving Baltimore, Smith was remarkably consistent, finishing in the #23-#30 range in each of his first four seasons. He's only 28, and he can still fly, but it remains to be seen if he's a good fit for Carson Wentz's inconsistent deep ball. One thing's for sure -- he should have plenty of opportunity to play in Philadelphia.
Still just 28 years old, Smith should get a fresh start elsewhere.
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