NFL Trade Speculation: With Lockout Lifted, Kevin Kolb Should Be on Move Soon

Jason KarlAnalyst IIIApril 25, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Dallas Cowboys on January 2, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Judge Susan Nelson awarded an injunction that lifted the lockout, which has been in place since March 11.

Lifting the lockout will allow player movement and trades, benefiting the Eagles greatly. They have the best trade asset in the league with their backup quarterback Kevin Kolb.

The Eagles are expected to land a first-round pick for Kolb, who is drawing interest from over 10 teams in the league.

The Eagles could use an extra first-round pick to solidify their major needs.

If Andy Reid targets a player, he could trade Kolb and other picks to move higher in the draft in order to grab players like Patrick Peterson or even Jimmy Smith.

With a trade commodity like Kolb, the Eagles have a lot of options on draft day.

Andy Reid, Howie Roseman and the rest of the front office will have to work fast to get a deal in place, as they will only have a couple of days do to so.


The NFL will obviously appeal, but it is unlikely that the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals will side with them. A ruling is expected soon, and during that time the league will have to re-open with the 2010 rules in effect.