Amite high school’s Heisman Trophy winner is heading to a cooler climate.
Philadelphia traded up into the 10th pick of the first round and selected wide receiver DeVonta Smith of Alabama.
Smith, the first wide receiver to win the Heisman since 1991, had 117 catches, 23 for touchdowns in 2020.
Smith said he will try to justify Philadelphia’s confidence in him.
Smith was the second Alabama wide receiver selected. With the 6th pick, the Dolphins chose Jaylen Waddle.
The Eagles said they are not concerned about Smith’s slight build. He stands 6-1, but weights 174 pounds.