Without a crop of high-profile franchise quarterbacks available in this year’s draft, teams such as the Eagles holding a top-five spot may find it difficult to trade back and compile picks for later in the draft.
This year’s class features an abundance of depth at positions along the offensive line and defensive tackle, but that depth isn’t necessarily a good thing for the team’s holding prime picks.
NBC analyst and draft expert Mike Mayock echoes that sentiment in today’s edition of Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback “If you’re a playoff team this year, you have to be laughing,” he said. “First, I don’t see much difference between the fifth and 25th picks this year. And I don’t really see the immediate difference-makers in the top 10.”
At this point in the game, there’s no way to know if the Eagles would even be willing to trade out of the fourth sport, but it seems unlikely that the type of “blow us away” offer most teams want on draft day will be there for the Eagles to consider.