Philadelphia Eagles draft: 3 realistic first-round trades

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3. Philadelphia Eagles trade with a rebuilding Lions team.

Would the Eagles trade back up into the top seven picks just a month after trading down? It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

In this trade scenario, the Birds give up their third-round pick (70th overall) and their 2022 second-round pick. It’s a decent-sized haul to move back up. However, they do have some flexibility to work with.

After dealing Carson Wentz to Indianapolis last month, the Eagles acquired a third-round pick (84th overall) and a 2022 conditional second-round pick which could turn into a first. Factoring in the first-round pick from Miami they received and the Eagles are set to have twenty
selections between this year and next year.

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Detroit on the other hand is desperate for draft capital and has been labeled as a potential trade-down candidate. Would moving down to the twelfth pick be too much of a drop for them? It’s certainly something they should at least consider. By trading with Philly, the Lions would still have the opportunity to select a top twelve player and stock assets for what looks to be a long rebuilding process.

Although it may not be the likeliest trade, Eagles fans know to always expect the unexpected when it comes to the NFL Draft, especially after last year.