There is a lot of talk lately concerning players the Eagles might trade for and how they may bundle their picks to do things. What there isn’t a lot of talk about is whether or not the Eagles will actually use the 21st overall pick to draft a player. We’ve all seen it before, the Birds get us all excited as their first round pick finally comes up, then they trade the pick away. Sadly, this trend could very well happen again this year.
Most experts don’t believe that tight end Brandon Pettigrew will be around for the Eagles to pick up with the 21st pick. Tight end is a big need for the Birds but there Pettigrew is the only one worth the money at that pick. An offensive tackle was a need until the Jason Peters trade so that means they won’t go there. A wide receiver could be a possibility if a guy like Hakeem Nicks is available, maybe even Darrius Heyward-Bey.
The only need left from here is a runningback. This is obviously where most fans want the Eagles to go at pick 21 but it I don’t know if they will. I believe Chris “Beanie” Wells and Knowshon Moreno are a leg up on all the other backs. If neither one is available when the Eagles step to the plate, I can easily see them trading back. Donald Brown is talented but I don’t think the Eagles want to pay him the money a 21st selection is worth.
So, it will be interesting come draft day. Will the Eagles use their first round pick or will they let us wait around all day to see what they do and then trade back?