Eagles GM Howie Roseman is reportedly considering another first-round shocker

The NFL Draft cometh, and Howie Roseman is busy. No one should be surprised.
Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles
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As the hour approaches, every notification heard on our cellular devices makes us stop everything we are doing at the moment. We made it! The 2024 NFL Draft is this week, and the Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to make the 22nd overall selection. Hold those horses though.

There are rumblings ahead of another selection meeting, one scheduled from April 25th through April 27th in Detroit, Michigan. Wouldn't you know it? Philly's GM appears to be busy.

Howie Roseman and the Eagles are reportedly considering the possibility of trading up during the NFL Draft.

Well, this shouldn't shock anyone. General managers don't come any more aggressive than Howie Roseman. He and Nick Sirianni spoke with the media less than a week ago. No one expected them to be overly free with their intentions, but no one should be shocked by what we're hearing as we officially enter draft week.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports good ol' Howie is entertaining thoughts of executing a trade allowing Philly to climb the draft board. This one sits behind a paywall on ESPN Plus, so we won't share any quotes, but Schefty does mention that, per sources, Roseman has already been calling around, gauging what a move might look like.

He also calls Howie's aggressive nature in the NFL Draft "a near-annual tradition" and that "It's also worth noting Roseman, who has been Philly's GM since 2010, has never drafted a corner, tight end, running back or safety in Round 1."

This could be something worth paying attention to, and while doing so, here's some recommended reading. In the most recent edition of Reuben Frank's observations, he offers a nice explanation of Howie's past draft-day moves and how those moves might give us an indication of what he's thinking this week.

Though no draft is an exact science, there are several exciting players worth mentioning who won't make it past the first half of Round 1's selections. Many of them play on defense.

Philly could use reinforcements at every level, particularly at the EDGE, cornerback, and safety positions.

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