BREAKING: Eagles Acquire 2nd Overall Pick

April 21st, 2016 by Ryan Waterman | Filed under Eagles, General, NFL, Sports, TalkSportsPhilly.
Source: Bleacher Report

Source: Bleacher Report

It’s done, ladies & gentlemen….

For the second time in just about a month, the Philadelphia Eagles have moved up the drafts boards. This time, they jump up six spots from the eighth overall pick, to the second overall pick.

This deal comes as little surprise, as it has been no secret that the Eagles preferred to trade up to this pick. It’s expected that their selection with be either quarterback Carson Wentz or Jared Goff, which signal-caller doesn’t go to Los Angeles with the first overall pick.

While it comes as little surprise, it also shows their lack of faith in Sam Bradford. Earlier this offseason, the Eagles signed Bradford to a highly criticized two-year, $36 million deal. My guess would be that it was an insurance signing, on the chance that they couldn’t strike this deal. Now that they have, it’d come as surprised if Bradford to the field for the Eagles in 2016. If they opted to keep Bradford, that would mean they have three signal-callers that are capable of starting in Bradford, Chase Daniel, and either Wentz or Goff.

As you can see in the above tweet, the Eagles paid a price of two first-round picks, a second-round pick, a third-round pick, and a fourth-round pick. While that may seem like a hefty price, it’s a cheaper price than what was suggested by Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com yesterday, as seen below.

Source: PhillyVoice.com

Source: PhillyVoice.com

I’ve previously stated that the expected pick is either Goff or Wentz, but the potential exists for the Eagles to go in a different direction. Of the other possible prospects, the most likely would be Laremy Tunsil of Ole Miss. The offensive lineman has been deemed a “generational talent” that could be a cornerstone player for years to come. With Jason Peters quickly approaching his career’s conclusion, a selection of Tunsil would make sense both from a talent need, and a positional need.

The NFL Draft is still eight days away, so things can still change. There’s only one thing for sure with the Eagles, and it’s that they are playing a dangerous game with this trade. It’ll either work out like a charm, or it will come back to bite them in the ass.

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