Philadelphia Eagles: Trade targets in the 2021 NFL Draft

2021 NFL Draft prospect Jaylen Waddle #17 of the Alabama Crimson Tide (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
2021 NFL Draft prospect Jaylen Waddle #17 of the Alabama Crimson Tide (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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Philadelphia Eagles, 2021 NFL Draft
The Philadelphia Eagles consider potential trades prior to the 2021 NFL Draft. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

After a disappointing four-win season, the Philadelphia Eagles cleaned house firing Doug Pederson and trading Carson Wentz to Indianapolis. The Eagles have several positions of need to address with the 12th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and could be in a position to trade up after sending the sixth overall pick to the Miami Dolphins.

The Philadelphia Eagles will begin next season with rookie head coach Nick Sirianni and Jalen Hurts as the projected starting quarterback. Sirianni takes over after serving as the Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator since 2018 and is expected to get the best out of the second-year quarterback.

The Eagles are unlikely to draft a quarterback after trading back out of quarterback range when they decided to trade the sixth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft to the Dolphins in exchange for the 12th overall pick, a fourth-round pick, and a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. The Eagles have significant draft capital entering this spring’s draft and could have three first-round picks in the 2022 Draft depending on Wentz’s performance this fall.

After trading out of the sixth spot, the Eagles indicated they were comfortable with their choice of prospects that will fall out of the top ten, especially considering the number of teams looking to draft a quarterback. With a quarterback projected to be selected by the Jaguars, Jets, and 49ers, the Eagles received excellent value in exchange for the sixth pick.

The Falcons could be in a position to draft a quarterback, trade back to a team interested in one of Justin Fields, Mac Jones, or Trey Lance, or select their top non-quarterback prospect. What Atlanta does at four will alter the entirety of the draft. With five quarterbacks expected to be taken in the top ten, the Eagles will have their choice of top prospects across several position needs.

The Philadelphia Eagles will likely have their choice between a top offensive line prospect, playmaker in the passing game, or a top defensive prospect in the draft. With several positional needs to address, we take a look at potential moves Howie Roseman and the Eagles could make during the 2021 NFL Draft.