The NFL draft is tomorrow and outside of the first overall pick, no one knows who is going where. In essence, that is what makes the weeks leading up to the draft so entertaining. Everybody is watching highlights on youtube or reading a mock draft at least every other day. For the Eagles this year, the holes are glaring. They need playmakers at both the wide receiver and linebacker, and as a team they need an infusion of youth to compliment the veterans they have already on the roster.
Tomorrow the Eagles will be swifting through draft charts, reading every report on every player they scouted, in hopes of finding the next great Philadelphia Eagle. Does that mean package picks and assets to move up for Jeudy or Lamb? Should they move back from 21 and get extra picks to acquire roster depth?
As we wrap up our draft coverage here at GCOBB.COM, let’s examine 4 trade possibilities that the Eagles could execute, as well as a dream scenario mock draft for the birds. We will rank the 4 trades in order from least likely to highest possibility, and the mock will allow us to look at late round options for the Birds.
4) Eagles trade #21 and Rasul Douglas to Chicago for two second round picks (#43 and #50) and a 2021 4th round pick
The Eagles trading out of the first round completely likely means the top 4 wide receivers are off the board and by moving back it helps them acquire depth options. The Chicago Bears do not have a first round pick as they traded it away for Khalil Mack. The Bears could be willing to jump into the first round if one of the top defensive players starts to fall. In a division with Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, and Kirk Cousins, the Bears could look to get an impact corner or pass rusher. Also, Rasul Douglas is the odd man out in terms of the Eagles depth chart. In addition to adding Slay, Douglas will be due roughly $2 million next season and paying a 5th corner that money is unlikely.
The Eagles would then have three second round picks at #43, #50, and #53. Having those three picks means the Eagles can grab at least one of the fringe first round wide receivers that may have fallen. Coming out of the second round with Brandon Aiyuk, Laviska Shenault, and a defender would be a great start to the draft.
3) Eagles trade #21, #53, and a 2021 3rd to San Francisco for #13 and 2020 5th round pick
Howie Roseman has never been shy about moving up. In fact he did it to draft Fletcher Cox in 2012 and Brandon Graham in 2010. He also made two trades in 2016 to move up to get Carson Wentz, and just last year he moved up to get Andre Dillard. The San Francisco 49ers have two picks in the first round at #13 and #31. After pick 31 they don’t pick again until pick 156 so the 49ers could look to move back and pick up some picks.
Should the Eagles jump up into the top 15, we can assume either Jeudy, Lamb, or Ruggs is still on the board. By executing this move the Eagles would fill their immediate need at wide receiver and take the pressure off hitting on a receiver in the later rounds.
2) Eagles trade #21 to Baltimore for #28, #92, and 2020 4th
If the top three receivers are off the board, the Eagles may be able to trade back in the first round and still land a good receiver. Baltimore has a strong history of drafting defensive talent in the first round and could be targeting a Yetur Gross-Matos, DE from Penn State, or a Patrick Queen, LB from LSU. The Ravens would need to jump Seattle to assure they get who they want so a swap with the Eagles makes sense.
1) Eagles trade #21 and #103 to Miami for #18 and #141.
The Dolphins have 3 first round picks in this years’ draft. The belief is they will select a QB, either Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert, with their first pick. The Dolphins need to protect their new franchise QB and with the top tackle options off the board they will be in a perfect spot to trade back a few spots.
By the Eagles moving up 3 spots, they move ahead of the Raiders and Jaguars would could take receivers with their second picks in the first round. Because they are only moving up three picks, the Eagles should be able to keep their second round pick which will allow them to grab another receiver if the opportunity presents itself.
Eagles Mock Draft
What the Eagles do come draft night will be highly criticized either way. If they move up, there will be people saying they gave up too much. If they trade back, those same people will complain they didn’t do enough to land one of the top three receivers. Since we just looked at four trades the Eagles could make on draft day, for this final mock we are going to construct it as if the Eagles don’t make any trades.
First Round- Pick #21
Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
Let me start by saying the odds the Eagles select Patrick Queen are slim. As an organization they don’t value this position highly. With that being said, Jeudy, Ruggs III, and Lamb are most likely going to be gone at 21 and there is a good chance Justin Jefferson is gone too. If those four are gone, Patrick Queen not only checks off the best player available need, but also a player of need. He is a three down linebacker that has All-Pro ability and could anchor the middle of the Eagles defense for years to come.
Second Round- Pick #53
Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
Best case scenario is Aiyuk is still on the board here in the second round. His combination of speed and size fills a big void in the Eagles offense. A key attribute of Aiyuk is his run after catch ability. In an offense last year that struggled getting chunk plays, getting Aiyuk should alleviate that issue. The only issue here is if Aiyuk will be on the board this late in the second round.
Third Round- Pick #103
Matt Hennessy, OL, Temple
With Lane Johnson and Andre Dillard securing the tackle spots hopefully for years to come, the Eagles need to secure the middle of the offensive line. Hennessy played primarily center at Temple and played really well. He transitioned from a high school offensive tackle into a well decorated center. He was named to the third-team AP All-American, a first-team All-American Athletic Conference, and was a finalist for the Remington Trophy. Hennessy isn’t the biggest or strongest lineman in the draft but he uses excellent hand work and foot work to get positioning on his defenders.
Fourth Round- Pick #127
K’Von Wallace, S, Clemson
With three picks in the fourth round, expect the Eagles to try and fill some defensive needs. A quiet need is another safety. Yes Malcolm Jenkins is gone, Rodney McLeod is back, but they’re moving Jalen Mills to the other safety position, so the Eagles are going to need some depth. Wallace has the ability to play the deep traditional cover role, as well as step up into the box and play the slot.
Fourth Round- Pick 145
AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College
With Miles Sanders as your lead back and Boston Scott getting the back up touches, the Eagles are pretty small at running back. Getting Dillion here in the fourth round would give the Eagles that powerback that will pick up those tough yards between the tackles. He can be a three down back as he is adequate in pass protection, but I don’t see the Eagles taking carries away from Sanders and Scott early in games.
Fourth Round- Pick 146
Hakeem Adenjii, OT, Kansas
Halapoulivaati Vaitai became a free agent at the end of the year and signed with the Detroit Lions. The Eagles have their two tackles locked in but you always need depth. Adenjii does an excellent job in space and uses his 6’4” frame to gain leverage. Hit lateral movement makes him a great scheme fit in the zone rone scheme.
Fifth Round- Pick #168
Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty
With the lack of speed on the outside from the Eagles receivers, I don’t see them walking away from the draft with just one. Gandy-Golden from Liberty has the makeup to be a number one receiver in an NFL offense. There is an decent chance Golden is gone before pick 168, but should he be here, the Eagles would be wise to take a flyer on the wide receiver from Liberty.
Sixth Round- Pick #
Steven Montez, QB, Colorado
Last year the Eagles drafted Clayton Thorson from Northwestern and he didn’t even make it past roster cuts. The Eagles do have Nate Sudfeld as their backup, but if Josh McCown decides to retire, Sudfeld would be the only other QB on the roster. Grabbing Montez in the 6th round would give the Eagles a developmental project. Montez has a lot of work to do as his decision making needs improvement, but with Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz in the room with him, he could become a decent backup.
Good Stuff Gregory
Like your Trade Scenarios and would prefer they Eagles Trade back for additional picks then trade up for a Player
On Your Mock Draft, there’s very little chance that WR Brandon Aiyuk Is still on the Board # 53 , He very likely will be gone by the #40th Selection in this Draft..
(Mims,Aiyuk,Reagor,Hamler, kind of make that 2nd Tier of WR’s in this Draft) and most of these Players will be gone late in the 1st thru mid 2nd Round so if Eagles want a Top 10 WR Prospect, then they will need to Select one in the 1st Round or at least move up in the 2nd Round to at least #45th Overall Selection
Waiting until # 53 for a WR isn’t likely to work out too well for this Team in getting a difference maker that they want for Wentz and the Eagles Offense for the 2020 Season which GM Howie has stated numerous times and that this is his #1 Priority and his # 1 Job to do this off-season ..
Paulman’s 2nd to Last Eagles Mock Draft
At 21- Eagles Trade Back with Top 4 WR’s off the Board already to the Batlimore Ravens for their #28th & 60th Picks.. They Key is to stay ahead of the GB Packers at #30 to assure the Eagles Choice of WR Mims/Aiyuk/Reagor
#28th – WR Denzel Mims – Baylor
#53rd – DE/Edge Curtis Weaver – Boise State
#60th – CB Damon Arnette – Ohio State
#103rd – WR Devin Durvenay – Texas
#127th – LB – Logan Wilson – Wyoming
#144th – Center/Guard – Darryl Williams – Miss State
#145th – RB – Joshua Kelly – UCLA
#168th – WR – Isiah Coulter – Rhode Island
#190th CB – Reggie Robinson II – Tulsa
Forgot to mention they the Eagles toss in CB R Douglas in their Trade with the Ravens
just for HAC
The pursuit of getting into the top 15 to land one of the four top tier wideouts will be Howies greatest move , surpassing wentz , or cox and graham . The tight ends will be in play as we have been blessed with two of them. I’d be ok with moving ertz salary and tempting a team to trade with the birds , to enable a lamb with an eye towards San Frans tight end needs and two ones 13 and 30.
Wow Desert, that’s super aggressive !
Are you implying the Eagles pursuing 49ers Greg Kittle next Free Agency who will cost huge $$$ and probably more that what the Eagles pay Ertz who is an Pro-Bowl Caliber ?
That doesn’t make much sense to me..
What’s the Trade ?
The 49ers have no Selections in Rounds 2,3 & 4
So they are definitely in the market of Trading one or both of their First Round Picks
49ers biggest Needs are DB’s, WR & OL
Could the Eagles send them 21,53,103 & 127
And 145 and a DB (R Douglas or S Jones)
For their 13 and 30 but the Eagles need as many “cheaper” Players on their Roster for 2020,2021 & 2022 to help with Salary Cap which could actually go down next Season per many who follow the NFL due to loss revenue this Season if a shortened season, less games, no fans in attendance etc,etc ..
I would rather Eagles only trade up to about #15 with Denver if one of the Top 4 Receivers are still on the Board and give up 103 & 144 for doing so at most As the Eagles need as many players in those middle Rounds on their Rookie Contracts as possible over the next 2 Seasons
The trade is ertz and #21 pick for #13 and Jeffries if plausible, but not likely . The board will need fall to get this to happen. Lamb must be there . They would e cash infused to grab a big FA prize possibly a corner or linebacker.
every good team needs to get cheaper and younger- tough decisions are made everyday- eagles need to dump Jeffrey– it will cost them a pick to dump him but … a big trade of ertz would be interesting as he’s a favorite of the chosen one but again dumping expensive players is always necessary- you gave to give to get.
I expect there will be some Big Name and Highly Priced Players that Teams are looking to Unload that will factor into these early Rounds of this 2020 Draft
WR Odell Beckham of the Browns
DE Yannick Ngouke of the Jaguars
OT Trent Williams of the Redskins
Safety Jamaal Adams of the NY Jets
RB Leonard Fournette of the Jaguars
Guard Joe Thuney of the Patriots
QB Andrew Dalton of the Bengals
WR Alshon Jeffrey of the Eagles
TE OJ Howard of the TB Bucs
QB Josh Rosen of the Dolphins
RB Kareem Hunt of the Browns
Could there be a few Surprise Players Traded for Teams looking to move in another Direction or Cut Salary
QB Matt Trubinsky of the Bears, DT Fletcher Cox of the Eagles, RB Kareem Hunt of the Browns
CB Stehpen Gillmore of the Patriots, RB alvin Kamara of the Saint, QB Matt Stafford of the Lions…
WR Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals ..
I see the Eagles Trading up to #13 with the 49ers for #21, #103, #145 and CB R Douglas and then Select
either WR Ceedee Lamb or WR Henry Ruggs III in this Order based on who is on the Board
I do not believe they move up for Jerry Jeudy
Eagles Picks after the above Trade with 49ers
#13 – WR Cee Dee Lamb – Oklahoma
#53 – DE Curtis Weaver – Boise State
#127 – LB Logan Wilson – Wyoming
#146 – WR John Hightower – Boise State
#164 – RB Antonio Gibson – Memphis
#190 – OL Jake Hanson – Oregon
I do sense Jacksonville holds the lamb seeepstakes in their hands and I’m sensing a multiple team trade to insure that the birds jump into the fray.. if Jacksonville doesn’t pick lamb then ertz and 21 to Driscoll seems like a greater possibility.. remember I touted the wentz deal and songs was embarrassed in “real time” a G cobb undressing be safe all
Frisco not Driscoll
Why would the 49ers want Zac Ertz when they already have All-Pro Kittles who is the best all-around TE in the NFL ?
This Makes no sense DesertEagle,
The 49ers have serious Salary Cap issues which is why they traded DL Bruckner
to the Colts
Why would thry add a high dollar Player in Z Ertz into their mix?
49ers want Draft Picks for a younger cheaper Roster just like the Eagles want and need to do..
The 49ers are not interested in acquiring expensive Players in return for any Trades for the 1st Round Picks
NY Giants 2020 Mock Draft (first 4 Rounds)
#4 – OT Jedrick Wills – Alabama
#36 – DT Marlon Davidson – Auburn
#99 – WR Donavan People-Jones – Michigan
#110 – Safety D’Von Wallace – Clemson
Washington Redskins 2020 Mock Draft (first 4 Rounds)
(The Skins have no 2nd Round Pick but will get some type of Compensation when they Trade Disgruntled OT Trent Williams to some Team)
#2 – DE Chase Young – Ohio State
#66 – TE Cole Kmet – Notre Dame
#98 – OT Matt Peart – U Conn
If K met is on the San Fran board at 30 he’s gone. If the ertz or goedert trade doesn’t precede it. I’d also look to Jacksonville and their pick to guide these potential deals. Howie will be lauded for this pick imo , he needs get his gold ring and something tells me he will
Dallas Cowboys 2020 Mock Draft (first 4 Rounds)
#17 – CB Kristian Fulton – LSU
#51 – DE Terrell Lewis – Alabama
#82 – Center/OL Matt Hennessey – Temple
#123 – WR James Proche – SMU
Reports of Rumors that the Eagles are 1 of the 4 Teams (Browns,Jets, Vikings and Eagles) are discussing Trade Talks with the Washington Redskins about LT Trent Williams which the Eagles strongly deny..
Did you know that Eagles GM Howie Roseman never met Andre Dillard before Trading up for him last Draft and the reason he stated on why he never interviewed Dillard was that he never expected Dillard to fall to where the Eagles could actually Draft him which makes no sense….
If Howie had done his homework last Year, maybe he would have learned what some of the other Teams apparently knew about Dillard’s shortcomings in the mental/maturity areas and questionable work ethic and was probably a big reason on why Dillard’s Fall down the Draft Board last Year to begin with…
If a Top Talented Player is Dropping, there’s usually a good reason why (Medical, Legal,Character Issues)
GM Roseman better get it right this Draft of the Eagles may have to strongly consider going in another Direction in terms of Scouting/Drafting and Player Personnel… Maybe Andy Weidl is that Man for the Job moving Forward…
Just Craziness in the past to not personally interview and Visit with any Potential 1st Round Draft Pick if you’re the one that’s ultimately responsible… This Year is different obviously with the COVID-19 with all the Restrictions that were placed in the middle of this Draft Preparation Process but this Story makes me wonder of how many other High Draft Prospects that GM Howie never Met or Interview with ? Kinda of Scary for a Top Pick , Did he Meet with DE Marcus Smith ? Derek Barnett , or Nelson Agholor or Sidney Jones, etc,etc ?
Carolina Panthers 2020 Mock Draft (first 4 Rounds)
Panthers Trade back at #7 to the NY Jets at #11 who move up to Draft OT Tristan Wirfs of Iowa
and don’t want to see the Top OT go off the Board
The Panthers receive the Jets #11th and 79th and #120th Selections for Trading back
The Panthers then Trade Back from #11 with the Eagles, who move up from #21 to Draft WR CeeDee Lamb at #11
The Panthers Receive the Eagles #21, #53, #127 and a 2021 4th Round Pick for doing so
Panthers now have the #21,#38,#53,#69,#79,#113,#120,#127 Selections all in the First 4 Rounds to help rebuild this Franchise in the likeness of New HC Matt Rhule ..
#21 – LB Kenneth Murray – Oklahoma
#38 – CB Jaylon Johnson – Utah
#53 – Safety Jeremy Chinn – Southern Illinois
#69 – DT Javon Elliot – Missouri
#79 – DE Alex Highsmith – U of Charlotte
#113 – CB Darnay Holmes – UCLA
#120 – TE Bryce Hopkins – Purdue
#127 – OL Ben Breseden – Michigan
The thing I have said for years in here and I know it’s all in fun but it’s just guys repeating names they’ve heard in tv… maybe seen play a time or two in college. And to be clear you have over the last month mentioned several players who you have seen a couple of times… on TV… not one minute of coaches film… heard analysts talk about them and you say oh yeah I remember that guy from the game I watched… television coverage absolutely doesn’t allow for evaluation… I continue to call bullshit.
Players will be Drafted, and there’s tons of Rankings, Non-biased Write-ups, measurements, statistical information about
The Top 150 Players or so…
Obviously when following College Football you learn about their Coaches, the Schemes that they played in, their competition level and how they handle pressure and play in big games, etc …
There’s nothing’s perfect or fool-proof about learning the intangibles of what makes a Player tick and excel at the NFL Level
The Players background, upbringing, mentoring, Coach-ability but there are some obvious things athletically that all Scouts,Coaches, Player Personnel & GM’s want to see and learn about…
It’s a fun process and a guessing game from Mock Drafts to the actual Real thing and the Key is always finding Players that fit your schemes and who are coachable, self driven and motivated as well as being good teammates and demonstrate leadership and high football IQ’s
“You know it’s funny, how things never turn out the way that you had ‘em Planned,
The only thing we knew for sure was that Henry Porter’s name wasn’t really Henry Porter”
Bob Dylan – Brownsville Girl
When you mock 150 players that u see on ESPN a few will turn out and you can crow
I’ve been pretty consistent and have honed it down a bit in recent Mocks…
Enjoy the Draft … I’ll be having a cocktail or two and following along with a nice Pasta Dinner..
At pick #21 Give me Denzel Mims – WR Baylor
2 for 2 so far, Now the Draft Starts at Pick 3
I have LA Chargers moving up to #3 in a Trade with Detroit Lions to Select QB Tua from Alabama
NY Giants on the Clock with the #4th Pick
It’s OT Willis of Alabama or OT T Wirf of Iowa
Leaning to Willis of Alabama to be that Day 1 Starting RT for Giants opposite of LT N Solder
It is the silliest night on Tv.. dumb shit
Broncos at 15 will likely take WR Jeudy
Lamb, Jefferson still on the Board going to #16
Eagles sitting pretty good But have the Dolphins at #18 and Jaguars at #20 as Teams possibly looking for WR’s
Howie needs to make a deal to get one of these WR’s
Falcons,Cowboys & Raiders probably looking at Pass Rushers/DB’s with their upcoming Selections
Tackle the QB
I’m bummed. Howie and the birds win a game vs Dallas and get their coach fired and now lamb.
GM Howie sucks with the Draft , He just does..
Eagles reached for speedY WR and now have another smallish, non-physical WR who won’t be a 3 Down Receiver in the NFL , wont win contested balls and surely won’t help with any Rush blocking as a Receiver but can return Punts..
I grade this Selection as a “C -“
WR Jefferson should have been the Pick or even LB K Murray who both went right after Reagor and will likely have more productive careers than Jalen Reagor will
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