Best Early options and theories about the Eagles top-ten draft choice

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The Philadelphia Eagles could trade back and land multiple first-rounders in 2024.

As we all remember from the 2021 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles made a trade with the Dallas Cowboys to move from the 12th overall pick to the tenth overall selection to select Alabama wide receiver, DeVonta Smith. The team that held the 11th overall pick was the New York Giants. They were involved in the Smith sweepstakes, so it was absolutely the right decision.

Following Philly’s move, the Giants made one of their own. They traded back to 20 and gave the 11th overall pick to Chicago Bears. That earned Chicago an additional first-rounder during the 2022 NFL Draft. The Bears added their quarterback of the future, Justin Fields. Big Blue earned much-needed draft capital.

A similar situation may arise if Roseman and the Eagles feel they can get better value from moving back than reaching on a mid-rounder with a top-ten selection. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks both will have picks in the late teens or twenties, and could very well be looking to make an upgrade under center if a passer such as Kentucky’s Willis Levis is still available and Seattle doesn’t take a quarterback with the fifth-overall selection.

Keep two things in mind. One, the Hawks enjoyed a nice renaissance from Geno Smith (people wrote him off, but he didn’t write back). and second, Seattle has two first-rounders of their own (the fifth pick and the 20th). Don’t think they aren’t thinking of landing two top-ten talents by the time we reach the end of April.