It’s about half past eight on a Thursday night in Delaware and I’ve received the alert that the Philadelphia Eagles have traded a 2020 sixth-round pick, with the potential to be a fifth-round pick, to the Chicago Bears in exchange for Jordan Howard. It’s the one running back that made the most sense to me this entire off-season for the Eagles to acquire. As a team that is so ready to be a running back by committee front, the Eagles now have a well-rounded option at the running back position after Darren Sproles has moved on. The depth chart currently reads Howard, Boston Scott, Wendell Smallwood, Josh Adams, and Corey Clement. There are five running backs that have showed their hand in the past two years for the Eagles, with mixed success.
The big picture is that we are just under a month removed from the 2019 National Football League draft. The real question we have to ask ourselves is just how the acquisition of Howard changes the draft picks in question. On my ride home from Havertown, Pennsylvania this evening to Wilmington, Delaware, I conducted my own research to provide you my first display of a 2019 NFL mock draft for the Eagles. The Eagles have seven picks in the 2019 NFL draft. These opinions are my own, so I look forward to the discussion! (Continued in the pages below)