It is uncertain on what move, if any, the Philadelphia Eagles will make this offseason. There are always multiple ways to bolster and refine a team this time of year such as through the draft, through free agency, and by way of trade.
In my dream scenario, the Eagles pick up Buffalo Bills’ safety Jairus Byrd who is slated to be a free agent in all likelihood. The next step in my scenario will take place in the NFL draft. The Eagles have the twenty second pick in this years draft. General Manager Howie Roseman has been the type of GM to choose the best available player when the Eagles are on the clock. This year I believe that this year that player will be the wideout from Florida State, Kelvin Benjamin. Benjamin was ESPN draft analyst, Mel Kiper’s pick for the Eagles in his mock draft. Ladies and gentleman, if you have never heard of Kelvin Benjamin I suggest YouTubeing him. This guy was a man amongst boys in college. At 6′ 5″ and 243 pounds, Kelvin Benjamin is an absolute beast.
Of course, with the drafting of a wide-out means the Birds would have to make some room for him. Both Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin are waiting to be re-signed by the Eagles. This is a very tough decision for me but I say the Eagles keep Maclin and release Cooper. My only reasoning behind this is that we’ve seen Maclin’s up-side and we could always trade him down the line, and also because the Eagles could probably sign him for cheap after coming off an entire year of injury.
If the Eagles could make this happen I believe it substantially increases their chances of making it further in the off-season.