Philadelphia Eagles draft: 3 realistic first-round trades

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2. Philadelphia Eagles trade down with New England Patriots.

Since 2000, the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots share a few common traits. The first: both teams have a Super Bowl victory over the other. The second: both teams are among the most active when it comes to NFL Draft trades.

Philly and New England have traded eleven times since Howie Roseman became the go-to guy in the Eagles front office. The most recent being in 2019. Holding the second-most picks in the draft with ten, if the Patriots want to make a move up, they’re more than capable to do so.

As for the Eagles, moving back to 15 may not land Patrick Surtain, Devonta Smith, Jaycee Horn, or Jaylen Waddle, but they could still find an impact player while adding to their stockpile of picks they have over the next two seasons.

The draft’s top defensive lineman could be available at number 15 as well. While it might not be their biggest need, Howie Roseman does have a history of addressing this position in the draft. Two options could be Michigan’s Kwity Paye or Alabama’s Christian Barmore.

Philly fans won’t like trading down (again),  but the track record that these two possess indicates that it’s more likely than not.