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Would The Eagles Really Consider Trading Down in The Draft?

The NFL Draft is now only two days away and there has been one rumor that has been heating up that involves the Eagles. The rumor has been the possibility of Philadelphia trading down out of the first round. This rumor has been fueled by members of the Eagles organization making claims that would seem to point towards a trade-down. Whether or not this rumor is true, here are some possible results of the Eagles draft day decsisons:

Eagles Trade Out of The First- This is what the whole rumor is. This is what has caused a wide-spread panic amongst Eagles’ fans. The fact that the Eagles are considering trading out of the first round when they have so many holes to fill does not seem likely. However, if they were to do a trade like that, Philadelphia would be able to score a host of various picks in the later rounds and maybe even receive another player in return.

The issue with this is that the Eagles have a fairly bad pick, but they will still have a number of players available that they could use. The Eagles have done this in the past and it has quite simply failed. Chances: Not Likely

A First Round Swap: Out of the unlikeliness of completely trading out of the first round, this seems more probable. There is a number of teams in this draft that are in desperate need of a quarterback, and there is no guarantee how long the late-first quarterbacks like Andy Dalton, Christian Ponder, and Jake Locker will last. This will create a panic with most of the quarterback needy teams below the Eagles.

The Eagles could pull a first-round swap with maybe a third or fourth rounder as compensation for the switch. Chances: Somewhat Likely

Trading Up in First Round: Basically impossible due to the fact that the Eagles can not trade Kevin Kolb. Either that- Or they have no interest in trading Kolb and it’s all smoke and mirrors from Andy Reid and the Eagles. Chances: Almost Impossible

Hold Onto First Round Pick: Although the Eagles could probably score a top ten pick with trading Kevin Kolb, they are not able to. The NFL lockout, (or whatever it is now), has put a damper on any of the Eagles hopes of trading up. Which makes the most sensible option just staying at #23 and take who they think is best for the team. The Eagles have needs on the offensive line and at the cornerback postion, and there will still be a set of skill players available at both of those postions.

It doesn’t make much sense for the Eagles, or really any team, to move around in this draft. Due to the unique nature of the lockout, it’s best to just stay put and take what the best available player is in the first round. Chances: Most Likely

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