Eagles Looking For a Top 42 Pick For McNabb

Liam CallahanContributor IMarch 26, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 09:  Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game at Cowboys Stadium on January 9, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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As you all know there is a surplus of quarterbacks in Philadelphia. Out of the three Kevin Kolb is the only one that appears to be safe. The Eagles surprised many when they picked up Michael Vick's roster bonus. Andy Reid is also known to be shopping McNabb and Vick to see what kind of picks he can get in return. Reports are starting to leak out that the Eagles are requesting a top 42 pick for the services of 33 year old McNabb. That seems like a steep price for a team for an aging quarterback. On NFL Draft Value Charts the “value” of the picks from #1 to #42 is from 3000-480. The Eagles might not get a top 42 pick but they may get a combination of picks that equal something in the top 42, For the sake of this article I only looked at teams with multiple pick in the top 42.

The Seahawks (6th and 14th) and the 49ers (13th and 17th) are the only teams that have multiple first round picks, but they won't give up one of those picks for McNabb. They might trade down into the later part of the first round and get an extra pick in the second they could flip for McNabb.

Of the quarterback needy teams in the first round with multiple picks; St. Louis, Washington, Seattle, Cleveland, Oakland, and Buffalo could all give McNabb a look. Two of those teams are going to take Bradford and Claussen in the first round which most likely will be St. Louis and Seattle.

The rest of the teams with multiple picks in the top 42 are: Detroit, Tampa Bay, Kansas City, and San Diego. Detroit, Kansas City, and San Diego are set at quarterback. Tampa Bay took Josh Freeman a year ago but may want to bring in McNabb to show the fans that they are serious about winning again.

Arizona and Minnesota could be dark horses for McNabb. They do not have multiple picks in the top 42 but they could trade out of the first round since neither have real glaring needs and pick up an extra pick to try and get McNabb.

Also look for the Patriots to play a role in this deal, not for acquiring McNabb but by trading one of their three 2nd round picks to a team looking to land McNabb.

When you sort it all out there 14 teams that could offer picks in the range the Eagles are looking for but half of those teams are either set at quarterback or are going to draft one in the first round leaving7 teams that are in the running for McNabb which could offer a top 42 pick for McNabb.