Philadelphia Eagles draft: 3 realistic first-round trades

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The Philadelphia Eagles are back at it with the trade games.

With the NFL Draft just over a week away, the Philadelphia Eagles have some major decisions to make. Last month, the Birds dealt the sixth overall pick to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for number twelve and a future first among other compensation. The move outraged many since it eliminated the chances of landing either Ja’Marr Chase or Kyle Pitts. However, it seems that Howie Roseman is trying to make amends with the fanbase.

Reports have recently surfaced about the Eagles possibly moving back up into the top ten. Here’s what the Athletic’s Ben Standig had this to say about the situation.

"As for the trade market, the Eagles are exploring a move into the top ten despite having just dropped from number six to number 12. Having acquired a first-round pick in 2022 from the Dolphins, the Eagles could move up and still net more assets."

The move-up would make sense for many reasons. The obvious being that they would leapfrog both their division rivals, New York at pick 11 and Dallas at pick 12.

Fans shouldn’t rule out a trade-down either. Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer wrote in his MMQB column, “in addition to exploring a move up, the Eagles have also explored a move down.”

Whether they decide to trade up or down, it’s looking more likely that the Birds won’t be standing pat with the twelfth pick. Here are three possible trade scenarios to watch for during the first round.