With four of the first 70 picks in next week’s draft, the Philadelphia Eagles have the ability to put together a package to trade up. And that’s reportedly what they want to do, if they can trade up to a spot where one of the top two safeties will be available.
Peter King of SI.com reports that the Eagles want to move up into first half of the first round, and that they’d like to get either Eric Berry of Tennessee or Earl Thomas of Texas. (Our mock draft has Berry going seventh and Thomas going 21st.)
King writes that the Dolphins, who have the 12th pick, could be the Eagles’ trading partners. Dolphins boss Bill Parcells would like to have a second-round pick, but Miami currently doesn’t have one after the Brandon Marshall trade.
For Philadelphia, moving up would likely involve the Eagles giving up their own first-round pick (24th overall) and one or two of their other picks, which include the 35th, 55th and 70th overall.