Trading up could land the Philadelphia Eagles a generational talent
If the Eagles decide to trade down into the back half of the 2023 NFL Draft’s first round, they’ll probably land where the other playoff teams are picking. History suggests the move should land them another first-round pick in 2024. If that happens, they have the ammo to do pretty much whatever they want. They can sit idle and wait, trade for someone who’s already established, or trade back up if they choose to do that.
Doing the latter would be the result of an unexpected player falling to an area we didn’t expect, and that means Philly could get an important piece of the puzzle and pay him less than originally expected.
With Ohio State’s quarterback, C.J. Stroud declaring for the 2023 Draft earlier this year, three quarterbacks could potentially be drafted in the top ten. Alabama’s Bryce Young and Kentucky’s Will Levis have also received a ton of buzz and rightfully so. The Eagles have found their franchise quarterback, and they now have the freedom to invest choices into other positions of need.
If Roseman does trade down and then back up, history suggests that he’d probably do so in an attempt to find a lineman. Clemson’s Myles Murphy and Texas Tech’s Tyree Wilson are edge rushers to keep an eye on, but they could be taken quickly. Each player had 6.5 sacks or more in each of the last two seasons. Only time will tell whether we see stock prices rise or fall, but here’s what we can bank on. Howie Roseman is listening to offers and he’s tossing a few around as well.