The Eagles could find partners in Arizona and Indy, two teams in similar positions.
The Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts share a similarity. They’re both looking up at another team in their division that they’re hoping to catch up to.
Indy can thank Carson Wentz for being in the position of not having a first-round draft choice. The Cards, needing some playmakers to help them keep pace with the L.A. Rams, may want to move up to increase their chances of finding a star who can contribute immediately.
Both teams could be willing trade partners for the Eagles at 18.
Arizona needs help at cornerback, wide receiver, and edge rusher. Their chances of finding a home-run increase if they move into the top 20 where better options could slide and be available.
It seems like the Colts have been searching for a quarterback since Andrew Luck left. Philip Rivers served as a band-aid in 2020. They added Carson Wentz last year and got worse. Now, they’re hitching their wagon to Matt Ryan… yikes.
They could trade into Round 1 to find one, and even if they don’t, they could find someone that intrigues them at 18. Currently, as mentioned earlier, this team doesn’t have a first-rounder, and they need pieces to establish an edge over the Tennessee Titans again. Philly hands them JJ Arcega-Whiteside as well and winds up with pick 42, pick 72, and a second-rounder in 2023 as a result.