3 Reasons Philadelphia Eagles should avoid trading up in 2020 NFL Draft

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General Manager and executive vice president Howie Roseman of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman isn’t afraid of making bold moves during the NFL Draft, but this year he’d better sit tight.

After a year of downright depressing performances by the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver corps, the city is eager for one of the NCAA‘s incoming superstars to join the mix. Trading up in the NFL Draft is something that Eagles vice president and general manager Howie Roseman hasn’t been afraid of doing in the past, but this year, he might want to stand his ground.

The unanimous theory is Ceedee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy, and Henry Ruggs III are the top three ranked wide receivers eligible in the 2020’s draft. With several other wideout-needy teams across the league, the chances of Philadelphia getting lucky and one of them falling to the 21st pick is slim.

Many people have former-LSU Tiger Justin Jefferson as the favorite for the Eagles to pick at 21, but a few people even have him off the table by the time Philadelphia’s pick rolls around. Though the odds say Jefferson could there at 21, to secure one of the top three wideouts, the Eagles would need to trade up, probably to somewhere around the 12th pick. The question is it worth the sacrifice?

Here are three thoughts.

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