With the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner, here are seven players the Philadelphia Eagles have the best chance of trading up for in the first round.
After months of waiting, the 2020 NFL Draft is officially right around the corner for the Philadelphia Eagles and ever other team in the league.
Even if the format this year is going to be a little different, the Eagles should be able to take advantage of all the elite talent to fill numerous needs before training camp arrives in the summer.
Whether it happens to be adding depth at wide receiver since certain players like Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson aren’t getting any younger or simply bringing on extra competition at cornerback, Philadelphia will certainly have plenty of great options to choose from.
As frustrating as it was to watch the Eagles come up short in the playoffs in January to the Seattle Seahawks after winning the NFC East for the second time in three seasons, at least Philadelphia still managed to land the No. 21 pick in the first round.
Depending on what takes place during the 20 picks beforehand, it will be interesting to see which players end up being available for the Eagles at No. 21 once officially on the clock.
Not to mention, when looking at Howie Roseman’s history of pulling off trades out of nowhere, Philadelphia can never be ruled out to potentially move up in the first round if they strike the right deal.
Unfortunately, there are a handful of realistic prospects the Eagles would love to bring on board for the 2020 season who will easily be taken by the time their name is called in the first round, meaning potentially trading up may be their only hope.
Obviously, the chances of landing some of this year’s top superstars such as Chase Young or Jeff Okudah would be absolute long shots to acquire through trades due to teams recognizing their potential, but at least there are more realistic options for the Eagles.
To give fans a better idea of who some of these players could be, here are the seven best candidates that Philadelphia could trade up for in the first round, even if it would require giving up some extra draft picks in the process.