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WVU junior receiver Shelton Gibson reacts to a 52-yard reception in a win over Kansas State. (PHOTO: Scott Lituchy) WVU junior receiver Shelton Gibson reacts to a 52-yard reception in a win over Kansas State. (PHOTO: Scott Lituchy)

The Philadelphia Eagles added another Mountaineer to their roster on Saturday. With the 166th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Eagles selected West Virginia University wide receiver Shelton Gibson. Gibson joins cornerback Rasul Douglas, who was selected by the Eagles in the third round.

Gibson decided to forego his final season with the Mountaineers and declared for the 2017 NFL Draft.

In 2016, he reeled in 43 catches for 951 yards and eight touchdowns. He averaged 22.1 yards per catch.

During the 2015 season, the 6-foot, 198 pound receiver had 37 receptions for 887 yards and nine touchdowns. He averaged 24 yards per catch that season.

In his career with the Mountaineers, Gibson also returned 52 kickoffs for 1,244 yards and one touchdown.

Gibson was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team last season.

Former WVU running back Wendell Smallwood is also on the Philadelphia roster. He was drafted by the Eagles last season in the fifth round.

Stay with wvillustated.com for the latest NFL Draft updates.

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