Analyzing the Move

Posted: April 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 1 Comment »

I anticipated the Eagles moving back. I figured they would drop back to around 40 and then add a 4th round pick.


The Eagles dealt pick 32 and a 4th (pick 132) to the Ravens for pick 52, pick 125 and a 2nd rounder next year.

This is a complicated move. It doesn’t help you at all in 2018. To some of you, that makes this a bad deal. There is real value in adding a 2nd round pick in 2019. That could turn out to be a key player, especially with the Ravens looking like a mediocre team.

It is easy to get caught up in the present. “We want more picks and we want them right now!!!” Sometimes you have to look at the big picture. Howie Roseman isn’t going anywhere anytime soon so he can make deals with the future in mind. To him, the 2nd rounder was too good to pass on. As frustrating as it is right now, it very well could be the smart move.

The Eagles will have the 20th pick of the 2nd round. There are still going to be good choices there. I’ll get that post up in a bit, but there are plenty of good options left. Remember that the Eagles are bringing back almost all the starters from a Super Bowl team. Picking at 32 vs 52 isn’t likely to be the difference in this team repeating.

The Eagles had key roster holes last April and spent an early 2nd round pick on Sidney Jones, who only played a few snaps all year. This team is fairly set. Dropping down from 32 to 52 won’t make or break them.

I know some of you had your hearts set on Derrius Guice. He wasn’t going to be the pick at 32 if the team did stay put. Teams are down on him after meetings and workouts. There is something going on there. Let’s put it this way…as good as Guice is (and he’s really talented), he’s not on all 32 draft boards.

In terms of still wanting extra picks, the Eagles can deal Mychal Kendricks for a 5th or 6th. Or they can use him to move up in a round if there is a player they covet.

This probably won’t be the last trade Howie makes this weekend, but I do think this is the last one that will involve adding future picks.


2nd – via trade
4th – estimated comp pick
6th – estimated comp pick
7th – via trade

Howie now has plenty of ammo for next year.


One Comment on “Analyzing the Move”

  1. 1 2018 Draft Preview - Day 2 said at 2:04 AM on April 27th, 2018:

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