3 reasons Eagles should trade J.J. Arcega-Whiteside before draft

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2. Arcega-Whiteside’s trade value could be at its highest

Unfortunately, if the Eagles were to end up trading Arcega-Whiteside for a draft pick, there is no way they are getting a selection as high as a second rounder in return, no matter how much they want to hope.

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In time, Arcega-Whiteside could very well live up to the second-round hype in the NFL, but also if the struggles moving forward are similar to the wideout’s rookie campaign, his trade value may be at the highest it’s ever going to be.

This may not sound like the best approach for a team like Philadelphia since it has only been one year, but also if another team is willing to even offer a fourth or fifth-round pick for Arcega-Whiteside, this would still be better than a potential future release.

Just because a team like the Eagles may not feel confident enough in Arcega-Whiteside living up to the previous high expectations doesn’t mean another team won’t be willing to give the young wideout a chance since it’s only been one season.

Plus, with Greg Ward Jr. emerging out of nowhere last year to make a significant impact in the passing game, at least Philadelphia can feel a little better about things working out with one of their newest receivers.