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Five Draft Trades for the Eagles to Land CeeDee Lamb

Howie Wants CeeDee Lamb?

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Joe Tordy, a well renowned ESPN and 97.5 the Fanatic show host, reported on late Wednesday afternoon that Eagles’ GM Howie Roseman is “in love” with former Oklahoma standout receiver, CeeDee Lamb. Take all of this news leading up to the Draft with a grain of salt as nobody truly knows the drafting strategy GMs have in mind. However, Tordy has been a very reliable source in the past.

Lamb has been regarded as one of the best young receivers in this class. His 6’2 frame and ample athletic ability has skyrocketed him up draft boards. Lamb is projected to be the first or second wideout drafted in 2020, and the Eagles may be willing to trade up for him according to Tordy.

This makes sense as there’s an obvious need in Philadelphia for a well rounded, elite level receiver. Howie Roseman is also no stranger to trading up or down in the first round. In 2019 the Eagles traded up three spots to draft Andre Dillard. The year previous they traded out of the first round when Baltimore hauled the Eagles picks and eventually drafted Lamar Jackson. The Eagles drafted Carson Wentz in 2016 after trading their 8th overall pick alongside four other picks to Cleveland and moved up to 2nd overall. Lastly, in 2014 the Eagles moved back from No. 22 to No. 26 and eventually drafted DE Marcus Smith.

What Would the Eagles Have to Give Up?

Here is a look at some recent draft trades that are comparative to what the Eagles would have to give up to get Lamb, which would most likely be anywhere from the 9th pick to the 15th:

2017

Kansas City moved up 17 spots to No. 10: KC received first-round pick (No. 10), BUF received first-round pick (No. 27), third-round pick (No. 91), and a 2018 first-round pick.

Houston moved up 13 spots to No. 12: HOU received first-round pick (No. 12), CLE received first-round pick (No. 25), and a 2018 first-round pick.

2018

New Orleans moved up 13 spots to No. 14: NO received first-round pick (No. 14), GB received first-round pick (No. 27), fifth-round pick (No. 147), and a 2019 first-round pick.

Arizona moved up 5 spots to No. 10: ARI received first-round pick (No. 10), OAK received first-round pick (No. 15), third-round pick (No. 79), and a fifth-round pick (No. 152).

Buffalo moved up 9 spots to No. 12: BUF received first-round pick (No. 12), and a sixth-round draft pick (No.187), CIN received first-round pick (No. 21), fifth-round pick (No. 158), and Center Billy Price

2019

Pittsburgh moved up 10 spots to No. 10: PIT received first-round pick (No. 10), DEN received first-round pick (No. 20), second-round pick (No. 52), and a 2020 third-round pick.

Possible Trade Partners

Panthers (No. 7)

Team Needs: IDL, CB, LB, IOL

The Deal: Philadelphia moves up 14 spots to No. 7: PHI receives first-round pick (No. 7), CAR receives first-round pick (No. 21), fourth-round pick (No. 146), 2021 third-round pick, and Cornerback Sidney Jones.

Eagles’ 2020 Picks After the Trade: first-round (No. 7), second-round (No. 53), third-round (No. 103), fourth-round (No. 127), fourth-round (No. 145), fifth-round (No. 168), and a sixth round (No. 190).

The Eagles haul a total of three picks to Carolina while alleviating some of the pressure off of a barren Panthers’ secondary. Carolina would end up with seven total 2020 draft picks spread throughout the rounds. They would also be situated to fill the gap that Luke Keuchly leaves behind with a talented linebacker like Patrick Queen or Kenneth Murray at No. 21.


Jaguars (No. 9)

Team Needs: IDL, CB, EDGE, S

The Deal: Philadelphia moves up 12 spots to No. 9: PHI receives first-round pick (No. 9), JAX receives first-round pick (No. 21), fourth-round pick (No. 127), 2021 third-round pick, and EDGE Derek Barnett.

Eagles’ 2020 Picks After the Trade: first-round (No. 9), second-round (No. 53), third-round (No. 103), fourth-round (No. 145), fourth-round (No. 146), fifth-round (No. 168), and a sixth round (No. 190).

The Eagles and Jaguars have already been in talks about possible trades on draft day. Jacksonville’s DE Yannick Ngakoue has made it clear that he wants out, and Derek Barnett would fit perfectly in his absence barring a franchise tagged Ngakoue. As far as the No. 21 goes, the Jags would be able to pick from a crowded pool of secondary players like Mckinney, Gladney, Delpit, and Diggs. They would also garner a 2020 fourth round pick that would allow them to address their need of a defensive lineman. Lastly, the 2021 third-round pick has decent value and if needed, they would be able to haul that pick elsewhere.


Browns (No. 10)

Team Needs: OT, S, LB

The Deal: Philadelphia moves up 11 spots to No. 10: PHI receives first-round pick (No. 10), CLE receives first-round pick (No. 21), second-round pick (No. 53), and a fourth-round pick (No. 146).

Eagles’ 2020 Picks After the Trade: first-round (No. 10), third-round (No. 103), fourth-round (No. 127), fourth-round (No. 145), fifth-round (No. 168), and a sixth round (No. 190).

The Browns are known for their interest in moving around on draft day. With this deal they would be able to have a solid draft and secure a plethora of young talent. At No. 21 the Browns could end up taking an offensive tackle or a talented safety. Some guys that will most likely be avaible: tackles Josh Jones and Austin Jackson, or safeties Xavier Mckinney and Grant Delpit. Cleveland would also gain some draft depth with the second-round and fourth-round picks and address whichever position they did not in the first-round.


Raiders (No. 12)

Team Needs: WR, CB

The Deal: Philadelphia moves up 9 spots to No. 12: PHI receives first-round pick (No. 12), LV receives first-round pick (No. 21), second-round pick (No. 53), and a 2021 third-round pick.

Eagles’ 2020 Picks After the Trade: first-round (No. 12), third-round (No. 103), fourth-round (No. 127), fourth-round (No. 145), fourth-round (No. 146) fifth-round (No. 168), and a sixth round (No. 190).

The Raiders are the Eagles’ biggest threat in the pursuit of CeeDee Lamb. Unlike Philadelphia, the Raiders have a second first-round pick (No. 19) and would be able to address their need at receiver then. They also have three third-round picks (Nos. 80, 81, and 91), and as a result of the trade would end up with six total picks within the first three rounds of the draft. Their options would be unlimited and could open up other trade opportunities. It is worth noting that the Eagles need to either get the Raiders’ No. 12 or jump ahead of them, or Lamb might be gone.


49ers (No. 13)

Team Needs: Draft Picks, CB, WR, IOL

The Deal: Philadelphia moves up 8 spots to No. 13: PHI receives first-round pick (No. 13), SF receives first-round pick (No. 21), third-round pick (No. 103), fifth-round pick (No. 168), and a 2021 sixth-round pick.

Eagles’ 2020 Picks After the Trade: first-round (No. 13), second-round (No. 53) fourth-round (No. 127), fourth-round (No. 145), fourth-round (No. 146), and a sixth round (No. 190).

The 49ers have two first-round picks, but wouldn’t draft again until their fifth-round pick (No. 156). It has been known that San Francisco has been shopping their No. 13 pick, but the Eagles may not be able to get Lamb that late. This deal would only happen if the Eagles were sure that CeeDee would still be on the board when No. 13 rolls around. The 49ers would gain some draft depth and be able to address their new need of receiver at No. 21.


Which Deal is the Best?

The best and most realistic trade for the Eagles would be the deal with the Raiders. Not only would the Eagles secure Lamb because Las Vegas would be out of the mix, but the Eagles aren’t giving up much. Yes, the second-round pick would be gone, but the Eagles would still have six picks in their back pocket. Plus, the 2021 third-round pick would not affect the Eagles’ future all that much. It is the most realistic because of Las Vegas’ draft depth as they have multiple first and third round picks already, and the positional needs they have could be covered at No. 19 and No. 21.



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