Eagles Exploring Trading Around in the First Round
Early Monday morning, Albert Breer of the NFL Network reported that the Eagles were not only exploring trading back into the top ten, but they were also exploring moving down in the first round. The NFL Draft is inching closer, and with each growing second, it seems less likely that the Eagles stay at pick 12. Many believed the Eagles were almost guaranteed to take Ja'Marr Chase with the sixth pick, but when Howie Roseman was offered a future first-rounder to move down only six spots, it was too good of a bargain to pass up. Roseman has been stockpiling on draft picks this offseason, and it seems like that trend could continue.
It has been reported by numerous NFL insiders that the Eagles want to move back into the top ten to either have a chance at one of the top receivers in the draft or snag Alabama's Patrick Surtain before he falls right into Dallas's laps with the tenth pick. However, if the Eagles can't get back into the top ten, expect Howie Roseman to trade down yet again. If the Eagles were to trade out of pick 12, some players to keep an eye on our wideouts Terrace Marshall from LSU and Rashod Bateman of Minnesota. Both Marshall and Bateman ran sub-4.40 at their unofficial pro-day, and the Eagles have been linked to both receivers throughout the offseason. Another guy to watch out for is Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. Owusu-Koramoah is the exact kind of hybrid money-backer Jonathan wants to build his defense around, and in a press conference a few weeks ago, Owusu-Koramoah said he believes he is a perfect fit in the city of Philadelphia. It seems as if the Eagles are trying to acquire a lot of draft capital to make a big-time move at a quarterback, and moving down from the 12th pick is another golden opportunity for Howie Roseman to add to his already impressive list of future draft picks.