Last week we passed along a report from Peter King of SI.com that the Philadelphia Eagles could be looking to move up as high as the 12th overall pick to draft a safety. But a new report says the Eagles could be moving up even higher than that.
Derrin Horton of NFL Network, who’s stationed at the Eagles’ headquarters this week, reported that there have been discussions of the Eagles moving up as high as the fifth overall pick, which is owned by the Kansas City Chiefs, or 10th overall, with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Horton confirmed King’s report that the Eagles covet safeties Eric Berry of Tennessee and Earl Thomas of Texas, but he also said that if the Eagles move way up, they’d do so to go after a defensive end, either Georgia Tech’s Derrick Morgan or South Florida’s Jason Pierre-Paul.
On draft day, there are a lot more reports of trades than there are actual trades, so it’s entirely possible that the Eagles will stay put. But there’s plenty of buzz that they want to move up.