4. Package the 53rd pick in a deal to land Yannick Ngakoue.
The Jacksonville Jaguars still haven’t figured out what to do with All-Pro defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. His unhappiness in Duval County has been a talking point for several weeks, and according to a report by ESPN NFL Nation reporter Jordan Raanan, the Jaguars have made it clear they are seeking a first-rounder.
There seems to be no headway being made on a Ngakoue trade, probably because no one wants to give up that first-round selection, but come draft day Jacksonville could be desperate enough to take the second-rounder from Philly instead.
The Eagles have the third-most cap space according to OvertheCap.com, and there’s no way Roseman is going to just sit on it this season. Rasul Douglas and Alshon Jeffery are both players that have been linked to trade talk, and those two could be part of a package with the 53rd-overall selection that could help the Eagles land a proven star.
It is not out of the question to think that big-time players can be acquired using a second-round pick as collateral or less. Randy Moss was acquired by the New England Patriots in 2007 with a fourth-round draft choice.
In 2010, Marshawn Lynch was traded from the Buffalo Bills to the Seattle Seahawks for as little as a fourth and a fifth, and just as recently as a few weeks ago, DeAndre Hopkins was acquired by the Arizona Cardinals for a package deal that included a second-rounder, a fourth-rounder and running back David Johnson.
The Eagles’ 2020 offseason has been highlighted by defensive acquisitions, and Roseman could have one more big splash planned as the Eagles continue to bolster that side of the ball. Whether it’s Jamal Adams, Yannick Ngakoue or another proven player, the Eagles should be making calls to see if anyone is interested in the 53rd-overall selection. It could land them more draft capital or a proven star for years to come.