Why the Eagles are likely to trade up from pick #25

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The Eagles have plenty of ammunition heading into the NFL Draft and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that trade speculation is now circulating. Since 2003, the Eagles have traded up in the first round a total of 6 times, with the most recent landing them a certain QB by the name of Carson Wentz. But will they look to do so again in two weeks? 

To start with, let’s take a look at first-round prospects the Eagles have met with so far who would fill an immediate need:

RB Josh Jacobs

WR N’Keal Harry

WR A.J Brown

OT Cody Ford

OG Chris Lindstrom

DE Montez Sweat

DT Ed Oliver

DT Christian Wilkins

DT Jeffery Simmons

S Nasir Adderly

S Chauncey Gardner Johnson

TE Irv Smith Jr

You’ll notice the heavy focus on the defensive front-lines, but obviously, since the Senior Bowl, a lot has changed. Vinny Curry and Malik Jackson now fortify what was an area missing starting level explosiveness, so as times change, so do the Eagles draft needs.

What’s also important to note is that the Eagles meet with a lot of players. In 2016, they drafted 2 players of the 20 they met with. They drafted 2 of 25 meetings (3 including Clement) in 2017 and just one draftee in 22 meetings in 2018, Avonte Maddox. So this could be trying to find a needle in a haystack, but there’s a good chance at least one of these players ends up playing in Midnight green…but can the Eagles get them at 25?

Either find out by watching this video, or scrolling down to read the written version!

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