The Eagles had a very successful off-season, adding premier talent all over the field. The moves the team has made have put the franchise in a position to succeed now, and in the future. Let’s take a look at some of the top moves the Eagles made this off-season.
Howie Roseman has made big trades with Colts, Saints, and Dolphins last two years:
– 6th overall in 2021
– 19th overall in 2022
– Carson Wentz
– DeVonta Smith
– Jordan Davis
– AJ Brown
– 2023 1st round pick
– 2024 2nd round pick
— Thomas R. Petersen (@thomasrp93) May 12, 2022
1. Trading for A.J. Brown
The first move on this list is the most obvious. Adding an elite receiver of Brown’s caliber to this offense was the major highlight of the Eagles’ off-season. After passing on elite receiver talent in the draft in the previous years, Howie went out and traded for one of the top receivers in football. A move nobody saw coming, bringing in Brown was easily the Eagles’ best move of the off-season.
2. Signing of Haason Reddick
The second-best move of the Eagles’ off-season was their biggest free-agent acquisition. The Eagles went out in free agency and added one of the best edge rushers in the NFL, and added him to a team that was second to last in sacks last year. Bringing in a player of Reddick’s caliber, along with the versatility he brings, is the perfect addition to this Eagles defense. Reddick will look to boost the Eagles’ sack numbers from last year and cause havoc on opposing QBs.
Derrick Gunn believes Haason Reddick is going to take this #Eagles defense to another level. ?#FlyEaglesFly | @Haason7Reddick pic.twitter.com/yXZcXhD2Pv
— JAKIB Sports (@JAKIBSports) June 24, 2022
3. The Saints Trade
The one move that can be forgotten in this stellar off-season was the Eagles’ pre-draft trade with the Saints. The Eagles were able to add an extra first in 2023, along with an extra second in 2024. This gives the Eagles even more ammo now to play with next off-season, and it gives them more insurance if Hurts doesn’t develop the way they expect. Having the type of off-season the Eagles had along with gaining another first next year was another great move by Howie Roseman.
4. Drafting Nakobe Dean
After years of mediocre linebacker play, the Eagles were able to draft the best linebacker in this rookie class, in the third round. Being able to land a player like Nakobe Dean in the third round was amazing to see. Dean had first-round grades all throughout the draft process, and getting him in the third could be the biggest steal of the draft. Dean certainly looks to be a week one starter, and a major contributor to the defense. Getting a major contributor like Dean in the third round doesn’t happen a lot.
Nakobe Dean ➡️ THE Draft steal pic.twitter.com/zNctypoTGG
— PFF (@PFF) May 1, 2022
5. James Bradberry
Last but certainly not least, is the Eagles signing of former Pro Bowl corner James Bradberry. One of the Eagles’ most glaring holes after the draft was the second corner position. The Eagles already had Slay and Maddox, but the number two spot was a toss-up between a lot of young guys. Then, incomes James Bradberry. A Pro Bowl corner who has covered the top receivers in the NFL for the last couple of years is now the Eagles’ number two corner. This signing gives the Eagles arguably the best cornerback trio in the NFL, so of course, it is one of their best moves.
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