4 Near-elite prospects Philadelphia Eagles could still land by trading down
By Ryan Loftus
The Philadelphia Eagles could find success by trading out of the first round.
There is also a slim possibility that the Philadelphia Eagles trade out of the first round entirely. It isn’t likely, but it could happen. This would also be seen as an indication that the entire 2021 season is a ‘tank’ year. The Eagles will use their multitude of picks to acquire even more to rebuild in 2022 and beyond.
The Eagles’ first selection after Round 1 comes at the 37th selection, so there are, more than likely, players with first-round grades sitting there for them to choose from. These players include wide Terrace Marshall Jr. (shown above), cornerback Asante Samuel Jr., offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood, and offensive guard Wyatt Davis.
If the Eagles do want to get out of the first round, there’s the possibility of trading with teams like the Seattle Seahawks, the L.A. Rams, and the Kansas City Chiefs, none of which have a selection in the first round right now.
These are win-now teams who may see an opportunity to get back into the first round and select an instant starter, and all three would probably need to give up multiple first-round selections to do so. The reason the Chiefs are a better team to trade with is that they just got multiple picks from the Ravens, and they can use those to trade up to the 12th selection. The Seahawks and Rams don’t have many high-value picks in the coming years.