Day 4 Draft Trade Bomb: Eagles acquire D’Andre Swift from Lions

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 14: Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman is pictured prior to the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles on October 14, 2021 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia Eagles knew that trading down in the second round would allow them to acquire picks needed to make a big splash on the final day of the 2023 NFL Draft.

They did just that moments ago.

Philadelphia acquired Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift in a trade that sends a 2025 fourth-round pick and one of the Eagles seventh-round selections this year.

Swift, a Philadelphia native, is coming off a disappointing season in Detroit. Considered by many to be a fantasy darling, the former Georgia standout battles injuries and played in just eight games. In those eight games, the Lions back averaged over five yards a carry and 542 yards on the ground. When the two teams met in Week One last season, Swift tallied over 140 yards rushing and two touchdowns on just 15 carries.

The trade was only made possible due to Detroit moving on from the running back when they took Jahmyr Gibbs with the 12th overall pick in the 2023 draft.

For Philly, the Swift trade now adds one of the more complete backs to a group already filled with plenty of talent. Rashaad Penny, Boston Scott, and Kenneth Gainwell will join Swift and the league’s top rushing attack last season.

Roseman and the Eagles still have four picks remaining on the final day of the 2023 NFL Draft following the Swift trade.