No one believes the Eagles will make all ten of their picks in the NFL Draft, right?
Whether you’re a huge supporter or one of his biggest detractors, we’ve all paid enough attention to Philadelphia Eagles vice president/general manager Howie Roseman to learn that he’s kind of a creature of habit. It’s for that reason, that we often find ourselves making educated guesses about some of his next moves and finding out that we’ve hit the nail on the head with those assumptions.
Sure, there are those nice surprises (landing Darius Slay via trade) and some of his more questionable decisions (signing Zach Pascal and Devon Allen this offseason), but certain things we’re almost one-hundred percent certain of.
We found it hard to believe that Howie would sit in the Eagles’ war room and make three first-round selections. As it turns out, he won’t. He tends to treat draft choices like collateral and/or bargaining chips. It’s for that reason that, much like we thought three selections in Round 1 wouldn’t happen, we’ve also developed doubts about something else.
Doesn’t it stand to reason that he’ll use the ten draft choices the Eagles have to maneuver up and down the board and, possibly, set the Birds up for some additional choices in the drafts to come? Here are two trade ideas for all five selections in rounds one through three if that’s part of the thought process.