4 Near-elite prospects Philadelphia Eagles could still land by trading down

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player. 833. . . . Jamin Davis, LB, Kentucky.

The Philadelphia Eagles could trade back and still get a special linebacker.

Before this week, many football enthusiasts didn’t know who Jamin Davis was, but after shining on his pro day, he has been shooting up draft boards. Some have even projected him as a first-rounder. By trading back, the Eagles can get a possible steal in this six-foot-three, 234-pound athletic freak.

Linebacker isn’t at the top of the Eagles’ needs, as they converted Genard Avery to linebacker and signed Eric Wilson in the offseason; however, a young stud like Davis is hard to pass up. A 42-inch vertical and 11-foot broad jump is nothing to look away from.

To get to a position to draft Davis, trading down with the Chicago Bears would probably be the best option as they could easily be tempted into trading up if they see a quarterback falling to 12. The same can be said for Washington, although an interdivisional trade of that caliber is very unlikely to happen.