The Philadelphia Eagles have had a relatively quiet offseason.
But the scarcity of moves doesn’t mean that the Eagles are staying put.
The Athletic’s Zach Berman reminded everyone regarding general manager Howie Roseman’s draft-day trades.
Howie Roseman has made draft-day trades in the 1st round 6 times (not even including trades done before the draft). When the Eagles didn't have a 6th-rounder in 2013, Roseman needed to leave the draft room and go for a walk to try to keep from making a trade.
— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) April 26, 2022
Berman tweeted, “Howie Roseman has made draft-day trades in the 1st round 6 times (not even including trades done before the draft). When the Eagles didn’t have a 6th-rounder in 2013, Roseman needed to leave the draft room and go for a walk to try to keep from making a trade.”
Last season, the Eagles traded up with the Dallas Cowboys to get DeVonta Smith.
In 2019, Philadelphia traded its 25th, 127th, and 197th picks to get the Baltimore Ravens’ 22nd overall selection.
They used that pick to select offensive tackle Andre Dillard.
Before the 2022 draft, the Eagles have already finalized a trade with the New Orleans Saints.
They’ve lost only one of the three first-round picks they originally had in the process.
That trade also gives Philadelphia two first-rounders in the 2023 draft.
Roseman Never Stops
Roseman would not last in his job if he had no idea what he’s doing.
He’s been serving as the Eagles’ general manager since 2010, and the team has had seven winning seasons.
Under his tenure, the Eagles made the playoffs six times and won a Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Roseman made another draft-day trade with the Minnesota Vikings during that championship season.
Philadelphia received Minnesota’s 14th overall selection and a conditional fourth-rounder in exchange for Sam Bradford.
The Eagles used that pick on defensive end Derek Barnett, who made a fumble recovery off a Brandon Graham strip-sack in Super Bowl LII.
Therefore, Roseman will have a busy phone line once the 2022 draft starts.