Philadelphia Eagles: What’s going on with those 1st-round draft picks?

Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Philadelphia Eagles have a lot surrounding them this season. From first-year head coach Nick Sirianni figuring out what he needs to do to get this team on track to finding out if quarterback Jalen Hurts is the answer for the future of that position. A lot is going on with this franchise.

While this is important, Eagles fans must remember that there is more to watch for this season besides the wins and losses column for this team. Most fans know that the Birds have a few different draft picks coming to them from other teams this past season. If you don’t know, there’s no problem. You’re covered here.

The Philadelphia Eagles, this past offseason, acquired two significant picks from two other teams. The first is a conditional second-round pick that can turn into a first, pending specific results, from the Indianapolis Colts via the Carson Wentz trade. The second was a 2022 first-round pick from the Miami Dolphins for the Eagles’ sixth spot before this past draft.

How are the Philadelphia Eagles’ draft picks fairing so far?

The Dolphins pick is a little more straightforward, so we will go ahead and start with that. The pick that Maimi traded is their pick (not from another team), and so far, it is starting to look decent for the Eagles. The Dolphins lost their Week 2 game and unfortunately lost their young quarterback in the process. How terrible it is for the injury; it can’t be overstated how it will just give the Iggles better draft position.

Now for the pick from the Colts. A lot has to go in the Eagles’ favor for the conditional second-round pick to become a first. The Birds can get the first-round pick because Wentz has to play at least 75% of all offensive snaps. The second is that he plays 70% of the offensive snaps, and they make the playoffs.

So from a distance seems like an easy chance to get another first-round pick, but as Philly fans know all too well, that means Wentz will have to get through the season healthy, and as of this past Sunday, that pick is in trouble. During the Colts game against the Rams, Wentz injured not one but both ankles and is doubtful for Week 3.

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It is still early in the season to get worried about any of these picks, yet just for the pure fact that so many things can happen from not till then, but it is probably a good guide for things Eagles fans should keep in the back of their minds.