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NFL Draft Rumors: Ziggy Ansah could fuel an Eagles trade down

Catch up on all the latest rumors in our 2013 NFL draft rumor roundup stream.


Albert Breer was on NFLAM this morning, discussing the Eagles draft options with the 4th overall pick. He mentioned that the team has four players they like at the pick and another four players they are willing to take in a trade down. The feeling Breer gets is that the Eagles are really looking to trade down but will not go down that far. With eight supposed targets, that makes sense.

Breer also mentioned that BYU workout warrior, Ezekial "Ziggy" Ansah is coveted by a lot of teams in the bottom-half of the Top 10 and teams in the early teens. He suggests that teams around the league sense that our old friend, Jim Washburn, is in love with Ansah and has been since he coached him in the Senior Bowl (he does not have oddly generic tribal tattoos, so go figure). Washburn works for the Lions now, who pick at 5, just one spot behind the Eagles. Breer speculates that teams wanting to get "Ziggy Wit It" would target the Eagles as ideal trade partners. Teams looking for dynamic pass rushers could include the Jets (9 and 13), Titans (10), Cardinals (7), and Browns (6).

Another rumored move is that the Browns could jump the Eagles by trading with the pick-hungry Raiders to select Ansah or Oregon's Dion Jordan. This move would likely help Philadelphia in two ways. One, it would move the third offensive tackle to their spot. Two, it would create a sense of urgency regarding the pass rusher market. Both situations would allow for the Eagles to start an 11th hour bidding war, which could lead to some serious picks being acquired.

Adventure, excitement...a draftnik DOES crave these things.

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