While a majority of the draft trade talk has revolved around North Dakota State University quarterback Carson Wentz, it seems as if the Eagles are coveting another jewel from their trade competitors.
Teams like the LA Rams, San Francisco 49ers, and the Eagles have been rumored to be involved in trade talks with the top two pick holders, the Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns. According to Tha Sports Junkies 101, the Eagles are negotiating to put themselves in position to take Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey:
Quarterbacks are the primary target in football. And yes, the Eagles don’t necessary have a franchise quarterback and haven’t had one since Donovan McNabb. But, do they need to pick Wentz as their first round overall pick? The answer is NO. Our sources are indicating that the Eagles are interested in moving up to take Florida State DB Jalen Ramsey and not Wentz.
Having signed former Bills’ corners Leodis McKelvin and Ron Brooks this offseaosn, general manager Howie Roseman and the front office have prioritized the secondary as an area of need. Taking Ramsey would extremely upgrade the back four, who will be tested heavily when facing the likes of Odell Beckham, Dez Bryant, and DeSean Jackson.
Whether the Eagles can pull off a deal to move up six places in next month’s draft remains to be seen. Perhaps their differing motives will give them an advantage.