Philadelphia Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman has a huge month ahead of him. With the NFL Draft approaching quickly, the Eagles only hold six selections in a draft that is considered to be one of the deepest and strongest in recent years. When you consider that the New York Jets hold twelve picks, you can start to see how this may put the Eagles at a competitive disadvantage heading into Draft weekend.
Roseman and the Eagles need to find a way to gather more picks over the next couple of weeks. One option for that could be to move out of the first round, giving up their number 22 pick in order to gain an extra pick or two later in the draft. This may just be the best option for the team. In a deep draft, picks in the second and even third rounds can be very valuable. Trading out of the first round in exchange for additional second and third round picks could put the Eagles in position to pick up 8 solid players, adding depth to an already solid roster.
A more unlikely option could be to shift players that are already on the Eagles roster in exchange for picks. It has been rumoured that the Eagles tried to trade Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham earlier in the off-season. Could he be worth a second round pick to another team? Another option could be to ship Philadelphia Eagles running back Bryce Brown, as the Eagles have already explored several ways in which they could upgrade their backfield this offseason and Brown is starting to look like the odd man out.
Regardless of how they do it, I would be very surprised if the Eagles end up picking just six players in this draft. One thing’s for sure, it will be a very busy few weeks at the NovaCare complex.