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Reasons why the Eagles were right to trade up for a quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft

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The newest edition of BGN Radio is here! (Episode #161). In this episode, we talk about why the Eagles were right to trade up to the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

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John and James had a lot of negative hings to say about the Eagles' big trade. Now here's a more positive take.

This trade was a unique opportunity for the Eagles because it was in their control. The Birds weren't able to move up last year because the Titans really wanted Marcus Mariota.

The Browns passing on a quarterback should impact how the Eagles feel about him

The Eagles took a risk worth taking to avoid mediocrity

It's OK that the rookie quarterback doesn't play right away. With that said, how soon do you think we'll see him?

Taking a quarterback is the only thing that moves the needle for the franchise. Who else did you really want them to draft and how much would that have changed things in the big picture?

The quarterback market is going to heat up in future season. Teams with veterans are going to need replacements. The Eagles might be getting ahead of the curve.

Matt says the trade compensation isn't too bad

This trade will make or break Howie Roseman's tenure in Philly

The excitement of having a potential new face of the franchise

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