With just less than a week to go before the 2014 NFL Draft is set to begin, rumors will be flooding the internet and the anticipation of if a team will make a trade or who a team will draft will grown.
Every year there is that big draft day trade that changes everything. Last year it was the Dolphins trading up to take Dion Jordan, and this year that trade could include the Philadelphia Eagles.
Back in February, there was a report that the Eagles could be looking to trade Brown. With only six picks in the upcoming draft, the addition of Sproles in free agency, and the fact that the Eagles like what they see in Polk, could send Brown shipping.
The Eagles could trade Brown to pick up more draft picks given that they only have six in one of the deepest drafts in awhile. The Eagles could also use Brown to help them trade up if desired. The Eagles need a wide receiver and if they wanted to trade up in the first round to get one like LSU’s Odell Beckham Jr, they could make Brown apart of the package so they don’t have to completely give up their draft.
There really isn’t a first round running back in this draft other than maybe Ohio. State’s Carlos Hyde. That makes Brown a lot more valuable as he is a proven running back in the NFL and has found some success. A team in need of a running back that doesn’t want to spend an early pick on one could certainly be interested in Brown.
In Brown’s rookie season he rushed for 564 yards and four touchdowns averaging 4.9 yards per carry and in two of the three games that he had 15 or more carries, he rushed for over 150 yards.
Last season Brown didn’t get as much action given that running back LeSean McCoy had such a good year, however, Brown still managed to average more than four yards per carry and rushed for two touchdowns.
Brown doesn’t have a lot of experience, but he does have enough that he could gain some interest and enough that the Eagles could have some leverage in trade talks.
As much as some may not want the Eagles to trade Brown, it makes a lot of sense doing so. They seem to like what they have in Polk, they just picked up Sproles in free agency, and then they could also grab some more selections to help fill the missing pieces on defense.