3 Philadelphia Eagles draft targets who are no longer options at 12

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There are several prospects Philadelphia Eagles fans can rule out now.

Well, it wasn’t the shot heard around the world, but it was pretty doggone close. Despite placing themselves in better standing draft-wise, the Philadelphia Eagles will miss out on some game-changers in April’s annual selection meeting. Trading down will do that for you.

It’s okay though. No one’s complaining. By swapping first-round picks with the Miami Dolphins via a March 26th transaction, Philly moves back from the sixth draft selection in Round 1 to now the twelfth. The Eagles also give up a fifth-round selection (the 156) and get a fourth (the 123 overall) while adding a first-round selection in 2022 to the cupboard as well.

The only downside, if you can call it that, is the Birds have, in essence, accepted that they won’t get some of this class’s best prospects at their respective positions. Oh well, no one gets everything that they want.

It’s hard to determine how things will play out sometimes, but the theory is we know where Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson are going. Here are three other prospects that the Eagles are almost certain to miss out on as well.