After a report that the Eagles want to move up in the draft, this could be the way to get it done.
The Eagles have the No. 21 overall pick, but according to a report out of Philly, the Eagles are “aggressively pursuing” a major NFL trade to move up in the draft. More specifically, the Eagles want Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb, and don’t believe he will fall to No. 21.
“CeeDee Lamb is the ‘apple of his eye’ for Howie Roseman. Roseman is ‘absolutely in love’ with Lamb. Hearing if that fails or top 4 WR are gone, PHI will be bailing out of 21,” Joe Tordy of 97.5 The Fanatic reports.
If the Eagles are wanting to draft Lamb, then the Eagles could try to move up to No. 12, which bypasses teams like the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and New York Jets.
In order to pull this off, the Eagles would need to make a call to the Las Vegas Raiders, who own the No. 12 overall selection. The Eagles could offer the Raiders the No. 21 pick and a third round pick, and potentially a seventh round pick.
If GM Mike Mayock did this, he would own six picks in the top 100, including two first round picks. In the deepest wide receiver draft we have seen in years, this trade proposal seems fair. The Raiders could still draft a receiver. According to ESPN’s Mel Kiper, there will be a few decent options available.
Kiper originally had the Eagles taking Alabama’s Henry Ruggs II in his latest mock draft.
Ruggs finished 2018 with 741 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns. He put together a solid 2019 campaign with 40 receptions for 746 yards and seven touchdowns. He ran the 40-yard dash at 4.2 and is around six feet tall. He is known to have good hands and has the ability to play in the X,Z, or slot positions.
Originally, Kiper had the Eagles taking LSU’s Justin Jefferson.
Jefferson finished 2019 with 111 receptions for 1,540 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns. The 6-foot-3 and 192-pound receiver was once viewed as a second-round pick, but his stock has risen since then.
Surely, the Raiders would bite at this opportunity.