I wanted this piece to be a history of the best tradebacks in Eagles draft lore. Trading back is when you deal an earlier pick to another team for two or more of their later picks...or some other valuable consideration.
It seems to me the way to go if you want the most bang for your draft buck.
I had a very difficult time researching tradebacks in Eagles history because they don't show up in a tight little category on Google. It's going to take a lot of actual book study to complete my original idea for a story.
Tommy Lawlor had one of the best takes I've seen on trading back in his Igglesblitz.com column of February 28th, 2013:
"The Eagles have to balance out a few things in regard to this year’s draft strategy. If they stay at #4, the team must identify the 4 players they most want and thoroughly examine the situations. I’m using 4 players because the Eagles pick 4th. One of their Top 4 guys will...