Ford is who I ultimately believe is the Eagles trade up target. Many will mention Andre Dillard and Jawaan Taylor as other potential targets, which they very well could be, but Philadelphia has already put Ford through a private workout along with having him in for an official visit.
Ford has proven to be one of the best pass-blockers of this entire offensive line class. Pro Football Focus ranked the Oklahoma Sooner fourth in pass-blocking efficiency out of the whole nation. The 6’3, 329 pounds mauler, has experience at both guard and tackle, handling the right tackle position for the Sooners in 2018. Ford only surrendered one sack and six hurries on 440 pass-blocking snaps.
The Eagles appear interested in Ford, even despite the fact he’s only played right tackle which could indicate confidence in shifting Johnson to the left side. Acquiring Ford’s services would appear having to also move up the draft order. This trade presents as a more logical deal for Philadelphia as Ford is projected to be selected in the 15-20 pick range. Given the ammunition the team has in draft picks (two second-round and fourth-round picks), a trade up is feasible.
"What Thor says: “Ford played so well outside in last year’s transcendent Oklahoma offense that he should be given a shot to see if his unique game can translate to the same position in the NFL. Like Taylor, Ford’s floor is high because if he fails at RT, his game smoothly translates inside. Because of that, I think Ford is worth a late-Round 1 investment.”"