The NFL Draft is a mere two weeks away and we have already seen two trades shaking the order within the top ten picks. We are likely far from over on seeing some more moves shake up the draft order within the top-10…
After trading picks No. 6 and No. 156 overall to the Dolphins in exchange for No. 12 overall, No. 123 overall, and a 2022 first-round pick, Philly sits just outside of the top-10. According to Ben Standig of The Athletic, the Eagles are “exploring a move” into the top 10 of the NFL draft.
“As for the trade market, the Eagles are exploring a move into the top 10 despite having just dropped from No. 6 to No. 12,” Standig wrote. “Having acquired a first-round pick in 2022 from the Dolphins, the Eagles could move up and still net more assets.”
Detroit is picking at No. 7 overall and Standig added, a senior executive claimed the Lions are “looking for another deal and trying to move down from” that pick. It could make sense as the Eagles would then essentially be moving down a spot from their original No. 6 overall pick.
After trading former No. 2 pick, Carson Wentz to the Colts and sponsoring 2020 2nd-rd pick, Jalen Hurts to the starting QB role, Philly still remains in the mix for a quarterback. It’s no secret that the Eagles tried trading up for BYU QB Zach Wilson prior to trading down to the No. 12 pick. Still, there remains buzz to draft a quarterback at No. 12. Here’s what ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said on Sportscenter last week.
“People I’ve talked to think the Eagles could go quarterback somewhere in this draft just to either get insurance for Jalen Hurts or competition for Jalen Hurts. However, the Eagles typically like to go big bodies in the first round with offensive lineman, maybe they play it safe there.”