Eagles open to trading out of first round

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The Eagles don’t have a lot of capital in this year’s draft. As the Super Bowl champions they pick last in each round, and they’ve traded away their second- and third-round picks. They didn’t get any compensatory picks this year, either.

All that means it would make sense for Philadelphia to move down and collect more picks. Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman was asked if he’s open to trading out of the first round, and he confirmed that he is.

“We’re open for business in every round,” Roseman said.

The last pick in the first round of the draft has been traded three of the last four years, and teams like those late first-round picks because players drafted in the first round have fifth-year options on their contracts, meaning those players have to wait a year longer before they can leave in free agency. Roseman will surely get calls about trading No. 32, and he’s open to a deal.

32 responses to “Eagles open to trading out of first round

  1. Actually, a good place to be. Lots of teams could want to get back into the first round to get that 5th year optipon on someone they like in the top of the second round.

  2. Howie Roseman will leave this draft with a pick in every round starting in the 2nd and 3 future first rounders.

    His fleecing powers are legendary. Just ask Minnesota and Miami.

  3. I could see the Chiefs trading up with the Eagles if a player they want is there. Close ties between Philly and KC in terms of front offices and coaches.

  4. Steven Kane says:
    April 19, 2018 at 12:15 pm
    Your the 32nd pick, you are out of the first round already lol.

    I know what you’re trying to say but still a stupid point lol. People like the 5th year option on a rookie. Much better than picking of the first half of the 2nd round. Hence why it is a first round pick… New England has a that pick for a few years and seems to have worked out for them whether trading for more picks or grabbing a player they grade highly.

  5. With the second pick in the 2018 NFL DRAFT ,the NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS select ,,,,Shaquon Barkley ,,,running back ,,Penn State ! Come to a 4 x SUBER BOWL winning organization son !

  6. I wouldn’t move back unless you get an amazing offer. A 1st round pick is worth more than a 2nd and 3rd combined.

  7. @ Elmer brown, you have been calling for Barkley but I hope your happy with Darnold. He will be the Giants pick.

  8. This is for a QB.. meaning if Lamar Jackson or the Rudolph kid are still on the board with this pick you can rest assured they would be the first pick of round 2.. a team like the Bills would be much more likely to trade both 2nd round picks to get up to this slot then they would to trade their whole draft to move up to #2 overall… at least I hope so

  9. Browns will walk with Darnold and Barkley. Giants will take Rosen and Jets will take Josh Allen… Broncos will take Mayfield and some teams will be REALLY happy with all the quality players that fall to them…. OH.. my Bills will trade back to like 17 when all the “top level” QB’s are gone.. end up taking Calvin Ridley and a falling Roquan Smith after he some rumor about his left leg being an inch shorter than his right comes out an hour before the draft.

  10. sbchampsagain says:
    April 19, 2018 at 12:05 pm
    Actually, a good place to be. Lots of teams could want to get back into the first round to get that 5th year optipon on someone they like in the top of the second round.
    _____________________________________________

    It’s a great place to be. Means you won the Lombardi

  11. I don’t agree that a 32nd pick is worth more than a 2nd and 3rd round pick combined. After the first 15 players, it is nothing more than educated guess work. I would rather have the 2 picks and get lucky with one of them than keep the 32nd. The only thing is, as an Eagles fan, I want to hear RG at the draft in Dallas say,

    “Now with the 32nd pick the Super Bowl Eagles” and have the Dallas fans go nuts.

  12. Since the first round is a one day television production all to itself….I can see Jerry giving the Eagles 3 picks just to get back up there to cap off his glorious day.

  13. Unless they are in love with a first-round player, this is the perfect team to trade out. No immediate needs, last pick in the round.

  14. They won the Super Bowl for the first time in my 46 years on this mortal coil. I can live with the lack of picks and if they trade out of the 1st round.

    I do have to say not getting to announce the first round pick at Jerry World in response to Drew Pearson’s nonsense in Philly last year will make me a sad panda.

  15. if you are a good team, without a lot of obvious holes, like the Eagles; then there is really no big difference between the player you are going to get at 32 or the one you’ll get at 45. So if you LOVE what’s there at 32, it makes a lot of sense to move down 10-15 slots and pick up a mid-round pick to boot. The Pats have been doing this for years, or those years when the NFL has allowed them to have a first round pick. 😀

  16. Hope the Browns take Darnold with #!, Chubb at #4 and if they have to trade back in the 1st and take the Eagles pick and take Mo Hurst there, then I’m all for it.

  17. MrBigStuff, your Roseman took it on the chin twice lately. Traded for Bennett, who is sure to serve some type of suspension and also the cornerback that was drunk in his car with a pistol and had the confrontation with the police. Now they had to cut him. Looks to me that Roseman is 0-2.

  18. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    April 19, 2018 at 12:33 pm
    With the second pick in the 2018 NFL DRAFT ,the NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS select ,,,,Shaquon Barkley ,,,running back ,,Penn State ! Come to a 4 x SUBER BOWL winning organization son !

    —————————————
    “With the second pick in the 2018 NFL DRAFT, the NEW YORK Giants…AND Cleveland Browns trade picks.” The Browns selected Saquon Barkley with their first pick shocking the NFL and the so-called “experts” and throwing the entire draft askew. The Giants seeing no reason to select a quarterback and knowing that the Jets are on the hunt for a quarterback, reluctantly moved back to select Bradley Chubb with the fourth pick and Cleveland still gets the quarterback they coveted with the draft’s second pick. Shrewd move by the Browns. In other news…

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