The Eagles own the No. 22 overall pick of the draft, but, come Thursday night, they may not sit there for long.
Peter King of TheMMQB.com reports the Eagles “want in on the prime receiver action” and could trade up to acquire a blue-chip talent.
King adds that general manager Howie Roseman is doing his due diligence, talking to “at least two teams” in the middle of the first round. Tasked with replacing DeSean Jackson, Roseman evidently has his eye on LSU’s Odell Beckham, the consensus third-best wideout prospect in the draft.
Beckham, who can play all three receiver positions (inside, outside, slot), is expected to be selected in the top half of the first round — anywhere from No. 10 to No. 18. To move up to, say, No. 15, where the Steelers currently sit, would cost the Eagles a few mid-round picks and/or players.
If the price is too prohibitive, King says, Philly could “settle” for USC’s Marqise Lee as a “consolation prize.” Lee isn’t as talented as Beckham, but should be available at 22.
No matter who they ultimately end up with, it’s clear the Eagles won’t be afraid to get aggressive to fill Jackson’s shoes.
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