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April 04, 2022

Eagles make major swap of draft picks with the Saints

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The Philadelphia Eagles have made a major swap of draft picks well in advance of the NFL draft for the second straight year, as Howie Roseman struck a deal with the New Orleans Saints that will give the Birds an extra first-round pick in 2023.

The details: 

Eagles get Saints get 
18th overall pick, 2022 16th overall pick, 2022 
Third-round pick (101st overall), 2022 19th overall pick, 2022 
Seventh-round pick (237th overall), 2022 Sixth-round pick (194th overall), 2022 
2023 first-round pick  
2024 second-round pick  

If you cancel out the 18th and 19th overall pick, the Eagles essentially traded pick 16 for a first-round pick, a second-round pick, and a third-round pick. That is well done.

There's little doubt that the Eagles made this deal partly on what they feel the Saints will be as a team in 2022. In 2021, they missed the playoffs after finishing with a 9-8 record. During the offseason, they lost head coach Sean Payton and star LT Terron Armstead. Their starting quarterback is presently Jameis Winston. Soooo, that could be a high pick next year.

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