Eagles News: Philadelphia gets A+ grade for Saints trade

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NFL free agency: Ratings for every big signing and trade of 2022, plus draft outlook for every move – ESPN+
Grade Saints: B … Grade Eagles: A+. The Eagles, who entered the day with three first-round picks in this draft, have always been considered the team most likely to trade a first-round pick. They made the playoffs last season, and their lack of immediate needs as well as the value of trading a first pick meant other teams were calling. With the move, they remain in a good position to write an impact prospect now, but also have two first rounds for 2023 if they want the quarterback job. At picks No. 15 and 18 overall, Philadelphia will be able to go to wide receiver (Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave), defensive end (Jermaine Johnson II) or linebacker (Devin Lloyd, Nakobe Dean) with high-level prospects. Perhaps more importantly, the team is loaded, with two first rounds in 2023 and two second rounds in 2024 if Jalen Hurts doesn’t establish himself as the long-term quarterback. The Eagles now have the capital to tackle a prospect like Bryce Young (Alabama) or CJ Stroud (Ohio State) next year — if Hurts struggles.

Eagles trade Saints 2023 first-round pick and more while trading some selections this year – BGN
It’s long been said in this space that the Eagles needed to trade one of their 2022 first-round picks for a 2023 selection. This year’s draft class doesn’t necessarily hold a ton of promise at quarterback- back, the Eagles may now have a better chance of acquiring a new passer next year. That won’t be necessary if Jalen Hurts thrives…but the Eagles are clearly preparing for the possibility (read: likelihood) that he fails to erase any doubt as a long-term starter under center. Despite all his flaws, Roseman is quite good at maneuvering. This trade is another example of him showing his strengths. The Eagles (and their fans) will be happy to put down roots against the Saints the next two seasons to hope that those picks end up being as favorable as possible.

Philadelphia Eagles big draft trade puts Jalen Hurts on the clock – ESPN
That last sentence seemed to negate the previous one, or at least amend the idea of ​​committing to Jalen…for now. Lurie went on to talk about the idea of ​​an “automatic franchise quarterback” and the fact that such a player is “almost non-existent”. It was strange to hear him refer to a franchise quarterback as almost legendary after spending so much time and energy chasing one for the past two decades. The search has continued in recent months, with the Eagles taking a serious look at Deshaun Watson and doing their homework on Russell Wilson. Lurie would only acknowledge that they do due diligence on every player that becomes available. But it was more than that.

Eagles GM Howie Roseman beats peers with draft pick trade – MAQB
This is not the year to look for a quarterback. Next year, Ohio State’s CJ Stroud and Bama’s Bryce Young are the top picks, and there are guys like Miami’s Tyler Van Dyke who have shown they could become top prospects. So the top picks next year, whether you’re looking for a quarterback or not, think they’ll be worth more. For me, I guess that means the Eagles stick with Jalen Hurts in 2022 (though I’ve heard them connected to Malik Willis over the past two weeks) and see how Hurts progresses. If he doesn’t show them something, then they get aggressive with those picks to get either a veteran (and who knows who will be available then) or a rookie. If he looks great, well, you have ammo to put more around him.

Time is running out for Jalen Hurts after Eagles trade in 2023
While the adage “watch what they do, not what they say” is a safe word to live by when it comes to the Eagles, when it comes to quarterbacks, their words can often predict their actions, or at least reveal their motives. “That’s why we committed to Jalen at 23,” owner Jeffrey Lurie said last week when asked about the Eagles’ commitment to quarterback Jalen Hurts. future holds for us, isn’t it? That’s where it goes. Translation: Hurts gets the 2022 season, then all bets are off.

Howie Will Howie – Iggles Blitz
The Saints are going to be a very interesting team this year. They will be missing a terrific head coach in Sean Payton, their star LT and a pair of good safeties. That’s a lot of talent, but also key veteran leaders. The Saints could really struggle. If so, this 2023 first-round pick might look good. The Saints could also gel and play better than expected if Dennis Allen proves to be a good coach, Jameis Winston plays well and Michael Thomas stays healthy. Perhaps the choice ends up in the 20-30 range. Howie was smart to take a chance. If the Saints struggle and it ends up being a high pick, the Eagles would have a shot at getting one of the star QBs next April. It would be huge if Jalen Hurts flat lines this year. If Hurts proves to be a top starter, the Eagles can add a key player in another position. Smart risk.

Saints reportedly agree to make blockbuster draft trade ahead of 2022 NFL Draft – Canal Street Chronicles
Here’s the easy way to think about it: The New Orleans Saints traded a 2022 3rd-round pick (of which they had two) and a 2024 2nd-round pick to convert the 1st-round pick from the next year into a first-round pick this year. The Saints went from 3 picks in the top 100 selections to 4 picks in the Top 100, including two picks in the Top 20. The biggest benefit of this trade is that the New Orleans Saints front office has to really, really like the first-round talent in this year’s draft for making that move now, without knowing how the board falls on draft day. This decision also indicates that the front office believes the 2022 New Orleans Saints will be a contender and they believe, at least for now, that their first-round pick next year will be weak.

Cowboys 2022 free agency rumours: Dallas was interested in trading for Patriots WR DeVante Parker now – Reuters
After trading Amari Cooper, the Cowboys obviously need a wide receiver. Many believe the 2022 NFL Draft is where they will finally find an answer, but trades and free agency still exist as options. The Cowboys added a receiver in free agency by signing James Washington. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, they were also involved in DeVante Parker’s talks with the Dolphins before New England won.

Washington’s injury count was miserable again in 2021 – Hogs Haven
With the signing of the new coach on the horizon and Washington’s roster continuing to get younger – last year it was the 13th oldest in the league – due to the loss of players like Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brandon Scherff, it’s expected that they could crawl out of the league cellar injury-wise, but only time will tell if they can finally shake the ignominious accolade of ‘the most injured team in the NFL’ .

Giants ‘don’t want to make’ two top-10 picks – Peter King – Big Blue View
Just a “wild guess” on my part, but I’d say it’s likely that King’s wild guess has information behind it. Maybe the Giants make their two picks at numbers 5 and 7, maybe not. Trading one of the two picks for additional draft capital, especially a 2023 first-round pick, makes too much sense for the Giants to not believe it’s something GM Joe Schoen will consider.

2022 NFL Draft: Six first-round trades that would make sense – NFL.com
Seahawks receive: 5 picks total (1st round). Giants receive: No. 9 overall (Round 1), No. 72 overall (Round 3), No. 145 overall (Round 5, from DET via DEN). If the Seahawks aren’t interested in acquiring the disgruntled and moved Baker Mayfield from Cleveland to replace the late Russell Wilson, they must walk away with one of the best quarterbacks in this draft. Malik Willis (who has game-playing ability), Matt Corral (who has a lightning-fast release) or Kenny Pickett or Desmond Ridder (both performers) must be on their radar. Seattle could be in the top three to select one of these quarterbacks, given general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll’s past propensity to trade future assets to acquire a valued player; Just two years ago, the team coughed up a package for former Jets safety Jamal Adams that included several first-round players, including the Seahawks’ original first-round pick this year. However, I will cautiously project that they instead drop two mid-to-late round picks (in addition to the ninth overall pick, obtained from Denver via the Wilson trade) to edge out two other teams looking for young passers: Carolina (who owns the sixth selection overall) and Atlanta (eighth). Both of these franchises are also aware of this possibility, so don’t be surprised if one of them jumps into the top three to avoid being passed over.

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