Eagles select WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside in second round of 2019 NFL Draft

The Philadelphia Eagles' second pick of the second round was also used to bolster the offense as Stanford wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside was selected 57th overall just four spots after running back Miles Sanders.

Arcega-Whiteside, a big-bodied wideout at 6-2, 225 pounds, was a team captain in 2018 who earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors after catching 63 passes for 1,059 yards. He also had 14 touchdown receptions to tie a school record.

A Biletnikoff Award semifinalist in 2018, Arcega-Whiteside finished his Cardinal career with 135 receptions for 2,219 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Born in Zaragoza, Spain, Arcega-Whiteside moved to South Carolina when he was 6 years old. He was a 2015 Parade All-American selection as well as the South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year at Dorman High School. The son of two professional basketball players, Arcega-Whiteside was an all-state selection in basketball in high school as well as a track star.

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