Tonight is the draft. After months of speculation and debating over who the eagles will pick, we will finally get an answer. But who will that be? Is Howie Roseman going to trade up to get a player he wants? Stand pat? Maybe even trade down? Are they targeting Defensive Linemen, Offensive Linemen, Corners, or maybe a certain RB Eagles fans are obsessed with? To get some insight into those questions, The Best Show Ever talked one more time to Tim McManus before the start of the draft.
One of the first things they asked him about is what he thinks Howie Roseman will try and do tonight…
“The best way to answer that, is to walk away with a blue chip player. The general consensus is that there is not a lot of them in this draft. Which means, if he sits at 10, he could watch those players come and go, and not have as many great options as he would like… We know that he has done this in the past. I believe that Roseman is looking up in this draft to take one of those blue-chip prospects. The one that jumps out as a good potential fit here is Jalen Carter.”
The question with Jalen Carter though, is the off the field stuff. He settled his legal issues, but that does not mean they wont impact his draft stock, or if a teams wants him in their building or not. But Tim went on to say that the Eagles are in a unique position to better deal with those issues.
The Eagles have some things going for them that other organizations who are considering drafting Carter do not. One is a veteran group, especially on the defensive side of the ball, led by Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox. A lot of strong leaders in the locker room. That helps set the tempo, and allows other guys to follow that. And they also have Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean who played with him.
So that seems like distinct possibility. Jalen Carter could slip, and if he slips, the Eagles could pounce. They are always of the mindset, and Roseman has talked about this, that you want to walk a way with a unique player. I have it in my mind, in order to guarantee that, you may have to move up a couple of spots.
Later in the interview, Tim McManus talked about the chances they draft Tim McManus, what they would do if they cant get one of those blue chip guys, trading out of 30, and more. You can listen to everything Tim McManus had to say below…