PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Eagles are getting a head start on their draft plan. The Eagles on Friday traded the sixth overall pick and 156th overall pick to the Miami Dolphins for the 12th overall pick and 123rd overall pick in this year’s draft and a 2022 first-round pick.
The trade came moments after the Dolphins traded down from No. 3 to No. 12 in a blockbuster with the San Francisco 49ers.READ MORE: Wayne Restaurant Owners Receive Anti-Semitic Comments, Threats For Requiring Customers To Show Proof Of Vaccination
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 26, 2021
According to Ian Rapoport, the Eagles tried to trade up to the No. 3 pick but would only do it for BYU quarterback Zach Wilson.
The #Eagles tried to trade up to No. 3, but they would only do it for Zach Wilson, source said. Instead, they back out, get an extra 1st rounder, and continue to build.READ MORE: Penn State University Requires Masking At All Campuses
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 26, 2021
Earlier this week, the Bids signed 13-year veteran Joe Flacco just one week after General Manager Howie Roseman didn’t rule out the possibility that the Eagles could draft a QB in the first round.
Responding to a question that Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie told him not to draft a QB with the sixth pick, Roseman said Thursday, “We have not been told to do anything other than to try to strengthen the football team and make sure that we’re doing the right things now and going forward.”
When Roseman said that, Hurts was the only QB on the roster. Now, Flacco is in the QB room.
“We want to have a really strong quarterback room,” Roseman said Thursday. “We feel like we have incredible coaches on the offensive side of the ball and the defensive side of the ball who can maximize quarterback play. We’re going to look at the free-agent market, the trade market, and we’re certainly going to look at the draft to try to strengthen that position.”MORE NEWS: Man Who Allegedly Assaulted Burlington County Elderly Couple Caught In Millville
For now, they’ve added one in free agency. The draft is at the end of April. Stay tuned.