Philadelphia Eagles: 3 realistic first-round trade options for 2020 NFL Draft
By Dan Parzych
3. Isaiah Simmons at No. 9 from Jaguars
Thanks to a trade last season with the Los Angeles Rams involving Jalen Ramsey, the Jacksonville Jaguars are fortunate enough to have not one, but two picks in the first round of this year’s draft.
After making the surprise decision to move on from Nick Foles after only one season to pave the way for Gardner Minshew II, the Jaguars will be facing plenty of pressure to get back on the right track in 2020.
Jacksonville may not feel the need to pull off another trade with a team like Philadelphia since two in the first round already gives them an extra advantage compared to most teams, but also scenarios like this have taken place all the time in the NFL.
With the Eagles still in need of help to improve the linebacker position, one individual who could still end up being available at No. 9 is Clemson‘s Isaiah Simmons.
Watching Simmons make the switch to linebacker after three years at safety to eventually be arguably considered the top player at his position from the 2020 draft class shows just how special of a defender he truly is.
In fact, Simmons appears to be one of those players who will find a way to make an immediate impact right away as a rookie, and a move like this could benefit Philadelphia’s defense for the long run in a big way if i were to happen.