The Philadelphia Eagles move up in the 3rd round of the draft and they gave up nothing to do it. (Well, some would argue they gave up the guy who cost the team a Lombardi trophy but thats another post for another time.) The NFL investigated a complaint made by the Eagles over the Arizona Cardinals hiring of then Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon. The Eagles felt like the Cardinals tampered and it turns out the NFL agreed.
The league announced that the two teams would swap third round picks. So the Eagles now move from pick 94 to pick 66. All because the Cardinals couldn’t WAIT to hire the mastermind of the “leave a guy wide open to walk into the endzone” defense. (Kidding JG. I actually liked your defense apart from the final game.)
Moving up 28 spots in the draft is no small feat. The Eagles will draft at 62 in the second round and then 4 picks later they’ll now be on the clock again. The Eagles could use one of these selections to possibly move down in the draft and recoup some assets because they do not have another pick until round 7. But if they use both of these picks at where they are slated then it could be a very quiet Saturday at Novacare.
Either way, we will keep you updated on all the moves the Eagles make to bolster the roster for the 2023 season.