There were few teams in the NFL last season who kept as busy as the Philadelphia Eagles around draft day.
In the lead up to the draft, the Eagles traded the 15th and 19th picks to the New Orleans Saints in a deal that got them the 18th pick and a 1st rounder in this year’s draft.
They then proceeded to send that 18th overall pick along with a 3rd rounder to the Titans in exchange for AJ Brown.
This year it looks like they might keep busy ahead of the draft once again.
That first rounder they got from the Saints became this year’s 10th overall pick. Now they could be looking to move that pick in a blockbuster deal.
According to Walter Football’s Charlie Campbell, the Eagles are looking to move up into the pick 6-8 range to draft Jalen Carter.
Per team sources:
– Eagles are calling about trading up from 10 in the 6-8 range for Jalen Carter
– Eagles like Van Ness
– Texans love Bijan
– Sam LaPorta hurt by medical
– Multiple teams medically flunked Darnell Washington & dropped him off their board https://t.co/lhEKBfBfpP
— Charlie Campbell (@DraftCampbell) April 24, 2023
“Last year, the Philadelphia Eagles moved up in the first round to select Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis, and if the Eagles could have their way, they would do that again to reunite Davis with his former teammate Jalen Carter. NFL team sources have told WalterFootball.com that Philadelphia has made calls to see what it would take for teams to move down to the 10th-overall pick. Given the cost of trading in the top 10, the Eagles are not looking to move into the top five. Their calls have focused on the teams in the back half of the first round.”
Last season, they turned to signings of Ndamoukong Suh and Linval Joseph to strengthen the interior of their defensive line after they struggled to stop the rushing attack of the Washington Commanders.
Moving up to pair Carter with Davis would ensure the Philadelphia Eagles would have no such problem for years to come.