On the move: Five trade-up scenarios that benefit the Eagles


Josh Jacobs

The Eagles just acquired former Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard but they are not done addressing the position.  ESPN’s Adam Schefter went on 97.5 The Fanatic last week to talk about this acquisition:

I don’t think that the Eagles are done at the running back position. I still think that they’ll add another back or two. And I think this was part of the puzzle. I think the Eagles are excellent at playing guys when they’re supposed to play in spots they’re supposed to play.

With that being said, I did speak about a possible pairing of Howard and Cleveland’s Duke Johnson.  But if that trade doesn’t happen, grabbing Josh Jacobs could make an equally dynamic pair for the Eagles.  

NFL Analyst Lance Zierlein compares Jacobs to Patriots running back Sony Michel, who had a fantastic rookie campaign in 2018.  Getting a player of that caliber in the backfield with Carson Wentz would be explosive.

However, NBC Sports’ Peter King hears that the Oakland Raiders, sitting at the 24th pick, love Josh Jacobs. So to get Jacobs, the Eagles will have to move two spots up to grab him.  Enter the Houston Texans.

The Texans need help on both lines, offensive and defensive, but they can probably address either position at pick 25.  Teams always love getting more draft picks, so why not trade back two spots, draft the player you still want, and grab an extra pick?

Potential trade

Eagles send 2019 first round pick (25th overall – 720 value) and 2019 fifth round pick (163rd overall – 26.2 value)

Texans send 2019 first round pick (23rd overall – 760 value)