Player-for-player trades are rare in the NFL, and trading up from No. 22 overall probably isn’t in the Birds’ best interest. That being said, there are still deals to be made during draft weekend that can help the front office add what it so desperately needs: more picks.
The Eagles currently hold six selections in next weekend’s draft, yet they certainly have more needs than that. Based on the number of aging veterans, impending free agents or issues of depth, Philadelphia could stand to add one or more prospects at wide receiver, offensive line, defensive line, outside linebacker, inside linebacker, cornerback, safety and kicker.
The Eagles can get a hold of some of the extra picks they desire, though. Dump a veteran here, move down a few spots in the draft, and the next thing you know, the Eagles will have enough picks, they’ll be packaging some of them to trade back up.
Inside, we dissect three potential trade-down scenarios. But first, here are a couple of veterans who could be on the block while the Eagles are on the clock.