Act 3: What’s it going to take?
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, a man who’s very familiar with the Eagles had this to say on his Twitter account in reference to the possibility of an Eagles addition of Ngakoue.
"The Jaguars have heard from multiple interested teams about a possible trade for DE Yannick Ngakoue, who turns 25 today. The Jags value him and won’t give him away for little return but it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out as we draw closer to the draft."
Mr. Ngakoue offered a response via his own Twitter account.
"Let’s agree to disagree . Why hold a man from taking care of his family. It’s obvious my time is up in my current situation. Let’s both move on @Jaguars"
No one’s arguing that the idea of seeing Ngakoue in an Eagles jersey wouldn’t be a welcome one. The only questions are can it happen and what will it cost the organization. Two things are certain. One, you need a quarterback in this game and a few guys to go run the other team’s quarterback down. Secondly, guys of Ngakoue’s ability don’t grow on trees.
Four NFL seasons have produced 126 total tackles, 38.5 sacks, 15 forced fumbles, ten pass breakups, and two interceptions. Those numbers include three playoff game appearances.
Let’s just say the plan is to ignore Ngakoue and draft someone. Just because the Eagles utilize a draft choice on a defensive end, there’s no guarantee that he’ll develop to possess the talent level of this young man. Ngakoue is a star. He’s a sure thing. He’s only 25 years old, and what’s scary is this. He can only get better. This has to happen if Philly can get it done. It’s obvious that there’s interest on his part. We’ll have to wait and see if the Eagles match his interest.