According to a front office member of a NFL team the Philadelphia Eagles have been busy working the phones in the last few days into today about moving back out of the #4 spot. The teams they’ve contacted start with the 5th pick Detroit Lions and as far back as Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. Talking with teams that far back in the draft means they’re looking for an accumulation of picks not only in this draft but the 2014 NFL Draft.
It’s not expected any team 5-8 (Detroit, Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals & Buffalo Bills) will want to pay the price to swap with the Eagles with the depth of the draft being what it is. It should depend upon how it shakes out at the top 3 (Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars & Oakland Raiders) but the team is very active in trying to add additional picks to solidfy depth issues.
If the team does not make a move backwards it looks more and more like Chip Kelly will make the move to draft West Virginia Quarterback Geno Smith. In a move that will probably split Eagles fans right down the middle the Quarterback is expected to be the guy that’s at top of the Eagles board when it gets to them at 4. Obviously the closer we get to draft time it will shake out more but get ready for a Eagles Quarterback combo of Michael Vick/Geno Smith/Nick Foles/Dennis Dixon heading into training camp. A scout I talked to today about the Eagles drafting Smith said it could end up being “A disaster or the best thing that ever happened to the franchise.” Anymore updates we will have here at HighPhive.com and Ben Haley will be covering the NFL Draft tonight for the site!Tags: 2013 NFL Draft, Chip Kelly, Dennis Dixon, Detroit Lions, Geno Smith, Michael Vick, NFL Draft, Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles, quarterback, trade