After all the hype yesterday about the Eagles being offered the Rams second round pick (33rd overall), it turns out that head coach Andy Reid finds that pick to be very valuable. Big Red said:
I’d love to have that first pick of the second day. Where you can sleep on it, regather your thoughts, which you normally don’t get to do. I don’t think (the new format) is a bad thing.
Now this quote was came from Reid being asked about the new draft format, but he might have used his answer as bait for the Rams to make an offer since they are the ones who own that pick. There is a lot of power in that pick. With the new format, this will actually be the first pick on Friday when the draft resumes. Teams could definitely look to trade up if someone they had a close eye on failed to get taken in the first round. Also, if the Eagles have this pick and choose to use it, they have A LOT of time to decide who they want to take with the pick. There’s also the possibility that they could package it with their first round pick (24th overall) to move up somewhere into the middle of the first round. That seems less likely but it’s a possibility.
Of course, we don’t know who to believe after all the hype yesterday. However, we do know that the first pick of the second round seems to hold more value than it did in previous years.