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Last offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles had the NFL’s most tradeable asset in quarterback Kevin Kolb, and took advantage by acquiring a 2012 second-round draft pick along with cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
A season later, the Eagles rank among teams with the most tradeable assets again, in direct correlation with that trade.
Not only does having three draft picks in the first rounds give them the pieces to make a trade if they so desire, but Rodgers-Cromartie himself is also a potential asset.
In principle, having Nnamdi Asomugha, Asante Samuel, and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie all in the same secondary should give the Eagles a dominant defensive backfield. Instead, it resulted in none of these players being comfortable in their positions.
With the trio under contract, it is likely that the Eagles could pursue a trade with either Samuel or Rodgers-Cromartie.
Any team in need of a cornerback would have reason to be interested in Samuel or Rodgers-Cromartie, both of whom are top NFL cornerback talents who can bolster a struggling secondary.
Trading either player would command at least one day-two selection, and with the Eagles already having an extra day-two selection, they have assets to work with.
The Eagles also have an additional fourth-round selection and two additional sixth-round selections.
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