3 Reasons Eagles should trade one of those 1st-round NFL Draft picks
Eagles aren’t fishing in the same talent pool at the back half of the 1st round.
It doesn’t take a ton of research to understand how this works. The better the team’s performance in any given season, the less likely they are to wind up on the clock with one of the top-ten on top-15 draft choices.
Owning the rights to both the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts’ first-rounders, even though we weren’t certain of that Colts selection until later, led to a familiar refrain weekly, keeping an eye on what Miami and Indy were doing in their games and getting a sick feeling every time it was learned that they had won.
In the end, the Fins and the Colts both wound up on the outside of the postseason and looking in. Because of that very important detail, and we now know that Philly owns the 15th and 16th selections in the first round of 2022’s draft because of that fact. That should assure us that they’ll land some rather elite talent, but their own draft choice, thanks to an unexpected but welcomed playoff appearance, should land at around 19 or later.
It doesn’t sound like much of a difference, but picking in the top half and the bottom half of any draft are two different animals. That could influence teams to place a few calls to the NovaCare Complex to ask a few questions, and by that, we mean questions Howie Roseman and the Eagles brass ought to listen to.