Saturday, April 26, 2008

Eagles trade out of first round

Apparently Andy Reid didn't like anything that was available. The Eagles traded out of the 19th pick in the first round, giving it to the Carolina Panthers who used it to select offensive tackle Jeff Otah, a player that was rumored to be on the Eagles wish list. Here is the complete breakdown of the trade:

Eagles get:
Panthers 2nd round pick
Panthers 4th round pick
Panthers 2009 1st round pick

Panthers get:
Eagles 1st round pick (Jeff Otah)

This is a great deal, getting another first round pick for next years draft. The Panthers don't figure to be a great team this year, so it could be a top ten pick. The Eagles also have further loaded up with picks in this years draft (they have 12 total picks) which gives them plenty of room to maneuver should they choose to do so later.


RunTheBuffet said...

Great blog, btw. I read it all the time. I think this pick can turn out to be a real coup if they end up taking one of these extra 1st rounders and packaging for the WR they've been asking about. It always sounded like the asking price involved a 1st rounder, and now they have an extra one to deal. Once this draft is over, and draft picks are only good for 2009, I expect some movement in trades with this CAR pick.

EnriqueFed said...

You hit it right on the head. This gives them incredible flexibility to make a move for a receiver, or to move around this year to get the guys they want. Perhaps they can take several of their later round picks and get another second round pick.

RunTheBuffet said...

the question is will they deal their own 1st rounder (09) or the Carolina one? Could end up like NE this year; lose your 1st round pick and end up with a better one.

EnriqueFed said...

That Carolina pick better be higher up in the first round than the Eagles pick. If it's not, something went really wrong with the Eagles season.