Report: Eagles stockpile future draft capital in blockbuster trade with Saints
Leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, there was much speculation on whether the Eagles would actually keep all three of their first-round picks.
With an unexciting QB class this year, there were rumors that GM Howie Roseman could look to move some picks for capital in next year’s draft. Those rumors came to fruition today with a deal between Philadelphia and New Orleans:
A major shakeup to this year’s draft.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2022
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With the Eagles and Saints swapping first-round selections ahead of the draft, Roseman was able to secure an additional first-round pick in next year’s draft that’ll be headlined by QBs Bryce Young and CJ Stroud.
Philly was also able to retain their highest pick, No. 15 overall, in the deal. This trade gives the Eagles the future draft flexibility they wanted while giving Jalen Hurts another audition in 2022.
As an added bonus, the Eagles essentially turned Carson Wentz into a first-round pick next year, a 2024 second-round pick, and a third-round pick this year.
Not bad, Howard.
The Eagles essentially moved one pick down two spots (16 -> 18), and dealt the 19th pick and a sixth-rounder for third- and seventh-rounders this year, a '23 first-rounder and a '24 second-rounder.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 4, 2022
Really outstanding value for them.
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