OUR Eagles may be about to give up the 22nd pick and our 2015 first rounder, to move up into this year’s Top 5 to take [Sammy Watkins] or [Mike Evans]. I’ll root for whoever we pick of course, but I pray my team does the right thing. Given our defensive needs I hope this is just a rumor and a smokescreen.
Normally I would dismiss such a thing as bored reporters speculating, but this thing has bounced around from ESPN’s Sal Paloantonio, to 97.5 The Fanatic, to NJ.com. So there may be some fire to all this smoke.
My hope is that if a move up is made, it would be to take a defensive player. Preferably a LB. Specifically [Anthony Barr]. Afew Mock Drafts have him going to Dallas, and we can’t allow that. Secondary problems be damned, if the Cowpies can grab Barr and play him at rush OLB in a 4-3, it could tip the balance of power in the NFC East.
At one point I wanted Barr because his game is a natural fit for the 3-4 scheme we use, and players like that are in short supply this year. Now I also want him because it keeps Dallas from using him on us for years to come. It would help us, and hurt them, by helping us.
What do you think? What should we get if we move up. Better still, where should the line be drawn at what we give up to do so?