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

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The Philadelphia Eagles could trade back even further and catch a falling star.

Most people would shy away from drafting a highly-ranked prospect if other teams are passing on him out of fear, but sometimes it works out in their favor (the Packers never expected reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers to be on the board when they were on the clock). This could be a risk the Philadelphia Eagles take to secure an elite player while also stockpiling picks for the coming years.

Offensive guard Alijah Vera-Tucker (shown above) would fit nicely in the Eagles’ scheme if he falls into the 20s. Cornerback Caleb Farley will most likely fall as well due to injury. Edge rusher Gregory Rousseau, who sat out the 2020 season, is projected to fall as well. If the Eagles can trade back, and a player is undervalued, they could end up with a massive steal.

If the Eagles want to trade back far into the first round to scoop up a falling prospect, the Baltimore Ravens, who are selecting 27th would be an excellent trade partner. Not only do they have two first-round picks to work with, but the Eagles will also amass multiple second, if not first-round picks so that Baltimore can move up a whopping 15 spots on the board.

This also makes sense for the Ravens, as they need a high-caliber left tackle after trading Orlando Brown to the Chiefs. It is also reported by Todd McShay of ESPN that they are going to target a wide receiver with one of their picks, and if they moved into the 12th spot, they have the chance to get a true number-one wideout for Lamar Jackson.