3 Similarities Philadelphia Eagles GM Roseman, Ruben Amaro share

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In the Pederson era, Roseman had some misses in the draft for the Eagles

Roseman did little to help Pederson retool the team after their Super Bowl win as most of their draft picks in the years that followed were busts. JJ Arcega-Whiteside has been one of the weakest wide receivers to come out of the 2019 draft class. Only Nathan Gerry and Derek Barnett remain from an ugly 2017 draft class.

The hits have been Dallas Goedert, Miles Sanders, and Carson Wentz (the only pro-bowler drafted in the Pederson era), and though still a confusing decision, the jury is still out on Jalen Hurts. Wentz may never admit to this, but he’s clearly rattled by the fact that another young and athletic quarterback is waiting in the wings.

Amaro traded away his farm system. He loved splash moves, and they worked for a while (Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, and Hunter Pence). The problem was traded away a lot of young talented prospects, and when it was time to get rid of Lee and Pence, Amaro didn’t get good talent in return. Again, stop us when this sounds familiar.

The Phillies got old quickly as the farm was depleted. The Eagles got older under Roseman because the young talent he drafted never really developed, and he threw a band-aid on everything by acquiring veterans in free agency.

There are quite a few things that Roseman and Amaro have in common, but one should be both clear and obvious.