Philadelphia Eagles roster: Trade scenarios that add a veteran wide receiver

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Odell Beckham Jr. is the veteran receiver the Philadelphia Eagles need.

Trade proposal: Cleveland Browns send WR Odell Beckham to the Eagles in exchange for a third-round pick as well as a fifth-round pick. 

Ok just hear us out. Despite adding a potential star in DeVonta Smith, the Philadelphia Eagles receiving core lacks a true game-changing presence in the passing game. That’s why this trade idea would make sense.

Adding a superstar like Odell Beckham Jr. would immediately give the Eagles a weapon that opposing defenses need to freak out about. Having to game plan for Beckham would give defensive coordinators nightmares. Add to that the fact the offense would be bringing in a true veteran wideout, and that could be huge for a team with so much youth at the position.

After spending back-to-back first-round picks in the last two NFL Drafts on wide receivers, this team is still in need of a veteran to help mentor (and push) DeVonta Smith and Jalen Reagor in their development.

This is a trade that made sense three seasons ago, and it makes sense now. Regardless of what side you’re on, you have to admit that the opportunity to trade for a star at the wide receiver position is intriguing. A third and fifth-round pick is a small price to pay.