The 2016 NFL Draft is only ONE day away! Pretty exciting. The Philadelphia Eagles still own a total of seven picks in this year's draft despite trading a few away in their move up to the No. 2 overall pick. History suggests that the Birds might not be done trading yet, however. Howie Roseman loves to make moves up and down the board. One of Roseman's best trades ever came when he dealt Bryce Brown to the Bills during the 2014 NFL Draft. So with that in mind, here are some players the Eagles might ship out this weekend.
Let's start with the obvious. Bradford requested a trade so it's clear he wants out. The Eagles don't seem willing to let him go, however. They've publicly committed to him as their starter despite his trade request. Adam Schefter said the price for Bradford could be more than a second round pick, and I don't see a team out there that would be willing to pay the price. So the Eagles might just keep Bradford and wait until he eventually shows up. But, who knows, maybe a team will get desperate and give the Eagles a good offer for Bradford during the draft. I wouldn't count on it but it's not impossible.
Howie Roseman essentially confirmed the Eagles shopped . The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers have reportedly showed interested in Mathews. Similar to the Bradford situation, I don't think the Eagles are going to move on from Mathews at just any cost. He's currently projected to be the team's started running back and it's not like Philadelphia has a lot of depth behind him. But if the Eagles are able to draft a runner they like at some point and they also get a strong offer for Mathews (third round pick?) then maybe they'd pull the trigger.
There was some talk earlier this offseason that Huff was not happy being in Philadelphia after Chip Kelly got fired but then he denied it. He has reason to be less happy now that the Eagles have brought in more wide receivers to compete for a starting job. Nelson Agholor and Jordan Matthews are locks to be on Philadelphia's roster this season. Then it's Huff, Rueben Randle, Chris Givens, T.J. Graham, a rookie, and other fringe guys competing for three or four spots. Maybe Chip Kelly would have interest in convincing Trent Baalke to trade for Huff. If Roseman can get a fourth for Bryce Brown, maybe he can find a way to get a decent pick for Huff.
The story goes that Chip Kelly wanted to draft Taylor Hart in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft but Roseman told him Hart would be available in the fifth round, which is where the Eagles ended up drafting him. Hart hasn't been a very productive player for the Eagles. He didn't see any game action as a rookie despite being on the 53-man roster. He didn't light the world on fire when he finally got a chance to play last season. Perhaps Hart's change to a 3-4 two-gapping defensive end to a 4-3 defensive tackle could benefit him. Or maybe he's just not a scheme fit. Perhaps Kelly and the 49ers could come calling for the player he once thought so highly of. The Eagles obviously wouldn't get much for Hart.
Like Hart, Beau Allen might be a victim of the Eagles' defensive scheme change. He was playing as a nose tackle in the 3-4 but now he'll be required to be a defensive tackle. Adding to my theory that either one of Hart/Allen could be traded is that the Eagles recently signed free agent defensive lineman Mike Martin. The Eagles wouldn't get much for Allen in a trade.