3 Reasons Eagles should trade one of those 1st-round NFL Draft picks
The Eagles would add even more draft capital by trading a 1st-rounder.
As we approach the midway point of the first round, the Eagles should probably be pondering what they should do with the second and third of their three first-round draft choices (we’re assuming they’ll grab one of the guys projected to go in the top 15 with their first).
For one reason or another, the latter part of the first round has been familiar territory for this franchise, especially recently. The Eagles have never followed any particular scripts, however. They traded back out of the 32nd pick and into Round 2 in 2018. That worked out. They wound up with Dallas Goedert. In 2019, they traded up to get Andre Dillard. The jury is still out on that decision.
In 2020, Philadelphia stayed put and took Jalen Reagor at 21. In 2022, they figure to get some calls about the last two choices they’ll have (if not all three). If that happens, and again that’s very likely, they should listen to every single offer.
If someone’s willing to swap their first-rounder in 2023 for one of the Eagles’ first-rounders AND give Philly additional draft compensation, let’s say a mid-rounder (or two) in either selection meeting, the Birds should still be able to land someone they’re eyeing and continue to build for the future.
Most importantly, it helps them in another area, and this may be the most logical reason for entertaining any trade proposal.