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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 thei...
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It’s going to be fun in Philadelphia for the 2013 season, coach Chip Kelly has his own way of explaining what he wants on defense, and it’s basic straight to the point. Kelly, ever the sophisticated offensive mind has a brutally simple philosophy on defense. There is two ways to go when building a defense, small based on speed or big dependent on strength. Kelly is prescribing...
There have been some rumors buzzing around that the Philadelphia Eagles are looking to trade wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.
According to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com, the Eagles aren’t looking to trade Maclin.
There’s some buzz out there that #Eagles are shopping Jeremy Maclin, some of it created by Colts owner Jim Irsay. It’s not true, I’m told.
— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN...
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The NFL Owners Meetings are currently under way outside of Phoenix and a wide range of league-related concerns will be discussed. Philadelphia Eagles’ Jeffrey Lurie discussed a more specific matter on Monday: the possibility of his city serving one day as host to the biggest sporting event of the year.
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There has been speculation that the Philadelphia Eagles are attempting
to trade Jeremy Maclin, but Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly reports the team isn’t
actively shopping the wide receiver.
Despite the fact that Maclin is entering the final year of
his rookie contract, a team source told Mosher that the Eagles intend to hang
on to the fifth-year pro.
Philadelphia made Maclin...
NewsTags: Chip KellyPhiladelphia EaglesFor about a decade and a half, former Eagles head coach Andy Reid built the Birds with the thought that he wanted to assemble an undersized, fast and quick football team.
Yesterday new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly made it clear that he doesn’t want to go that route and I think that’s a...
Chiefs new head coach Andy Reid mentioned on Tuesday that they’ve been in contract with a few teams regarding their No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming draft.
“They’re been a couple of teams that have talked to us,” said Reid, via USA Today. ”We’re going to keep all the options open.”
Reid added that they’re currently considering ”about eight to 10 guys” if they...
The NFL is hell-bent on passing a new rules proposal that would penalize a runner for lowering his head and leading with the helmet at the point of contact with a defender.
Pro Football Talk is reporting that Browns running back Trent Richardson and specifically the blow he lowered onto Eagles safety Kurt Coleman will be the standard that the rule will be based off.
As the NFL...
Who Really Wants Geno Smith?By DJ BoyerWe are now getting word that Smith and new Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley met “at length” at Smith’s Pro Day. The Philadelphia Eagles has personnel there all week and there is some interest being shown by Oakland and these teams all pick in the #2-#4 range. One scout I spoke with said it is hard to determine who is really interested...
This is the latest post in Kurt’s continuing series to identify the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player of All-Time. For an explanation of his methodology for choosing each franchise’s ultimate franchise player, and then how you and he will choose the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player from that list, click here.
Previous selections: ARI | ATL | BAL | BUF | CAR | CHI | CIN | CLE...