Might the Eagles shop two former first-rounders during the 2022 offseason?
Everyone that was watching remembers the night the Philadelphia Eagles drafted Jalen Reagor with the 21st-overall selection of the 2020 NFL Draft. There was excitement because we were all quarantining (and the draft was the first live sporting event that we had seen in a while). There was also the shock and horror that came along with Philly’s decision to take Jalen Reagor over Justin Jefferson.
Reagor’s selection, ever since that night, has stung for another reason. One, Jefferson has blossomed into a star, and Reagor hasn’t. Second, the Eagles had also taken Andre Dillard with the 22nd-overall selection of the 2019 NFL Draft. That decision hasn’t produced much fruit either.
Dillard missed the entire 2020 NFL season due to torn biceps. We’ve also learned that he’s, at best, average and incapable of playing right tackle. Seeing him lose his spot to a former rugby star that never played American football before 2018 hasn’t helped his case either. The Eagles, if they’re wise, will spend some time trying to shop them both.
Philly’s brass can be stubborn, but if they’re wise, they’ll shop both to see what interested trade partners are willing to offer. They’ll never get more for either guy than they can get for them right now.
That should be one of the easiest roster decisions that the Eagles make as we enter the offseason. Here are for more that also qualify.