Philadelphia Eagles rumors: Howie Roseman wants to deal picks again

Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)
Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports) /

Well, here’s something of note. It’s confusing, but it’s definitely worth mentioning. After giving up the sixth-overall selection to move back to 12, the Philadelphia Eagles might be interested in trading back up into the NFL Draft’s first ten selections via yet another trade.

Huh? Say what? This was reported by Albert Breer via his Monday Morning Quarterback drop in his NFL Draft primer.

Okay Philadelphia Eagles fans, let’s do some inventory.

Though it’s been debated since the move happened, Birds fans are no closer to finding some common ground than they were when the news of a first-round trade broke originally on March 21st.

While some of the fan base and media was totally on board with remaining at six and getting, potentially, one of the best non-quarterback prospects available, others saw moving back, staying in the top 15, adding a first-round choice in 2022, and swapping a fifth-round choice for a fourth in 2021 as the better play.

Remember, Philly didn’t have a fourth-round choice before the move. You have to admit that both arguments have credence. Then again, the possibility of having three first-round choices in 2022 is enough to make the mouth water, so what say ye? Do you feel any differently about the trade now than you did a month ago?

Make sure you’re sitting down if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

Here’s something that would also have to be asked about another first-round trade though. If Philly was to trade up again, what would they give up? They’d have to give up some of this draft collateral that they worked so hard to acquire no doubt, and how about this? That is since, of course, we’re weighing all sides here.

If these rumors are true, why did they even trade out of the sixth-overall selection anyway? Perhaps they need to get in front of both the rival Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants for fear that they’d steal someone the Birds have their eye on? You remember the feeling you had last year when Dallas snatched CeeDee Lamb right out of the Eagles’ grasp, don’t you?

Gosh. It’s a lot to think about, but Breer didn’t just make this up. He had to get this from somewhere credible. Here’s a little of what he had to say on the subject.

"While other teams, like New England, have been marked as trade-up teams (with quarterbacks as targets), here’s one I was a little surprised by. The Eagles. Philly’s sitting at number 12 and did well enough in the trade with Miami that it could potentially make a short move back into the top ten and still come out loaded with draft assets. What would it be for? I’d never totally rule out a quarterback for Philly, but I think corner is a possibility, with teams right above them having that need, and for what it’s worth, in addition to exploring a move up, the Eagles have also explored a move down."

It appears they’re just as busy as they’ve always been at the NovaCare Complex. Howie Roseman is being Howie Roseman, but again, it has to be restated. Some of this could be directly tied into the fear of what the Giants and Cowboys might do when they’re on the clock once we reach picks ten and 11.

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What do you think? Are you satisfied with staying at 12? Are you still angry that the Birds traded the sixth pick? Are you excited or fearful about the possibility of them moving up again? At the time of this story being published, the 2021 NFL Draft is a little over a week away.