In a word, yes. Yes, they could. After the Eagles met with quarterback prospect Robert Griffin III late last week, fans on Twitter and several internet message boards were sent into a frenzy at the thought of grabbing the Heisman Trophy winner.
Then, Griffin ran a blazing 4.38 40-yard dash unofficially, which was later changed to a still impressive 4.41 seconds. One thing we do know about Andy Reid is that he likes ultra-athletic quarterbacks. That would help explain why Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick have both dawned midnight green during Reid’s tenure. Hell, that at least somewhat justifies why Reid took a flyer on Mike McMahon. Wait. No it doesn’t.
Still, if given the opportunity, surely the Eagles would be interested in the services of the former Baylor quarterback.
Peter King wrote today that Griffin “really enjoyed his time talking” with Reid.
Of course, there’s just one problem. It’s appearing more and more likely it will take a top-five selection to land Griffin. And after this weekend’s performance, he may not last past the second overall pick currently held by the St. Louis Rams. It’s a virtual certainty the Rams will trade the pick to a team that will select RGIII.
So could the Eagles do it? Maybe.
With the 15th overall pick, two second rounders, and players like DeSean Jackson and Asante Samuel likely to be available via trade, it’s not as unrealistic as it may initially seem that the Eagles could trade up to second spot and land Griffin III if they were indeed motivated enough.
Just a thought.