The Eagles have a new wide receiver. On Tuesday morning, Philadelphia officially announced the trade acquisition of Dorial Green-Beckham from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for backup Eagles offensive lineman Dennis Kelly.
This news obviously comes as a surprise. There was no indication the Eagles were in trade talks. At the same time, the trade isn't surprising from the standpoint that the Eagles desperately need help at wide receiver.
Green-Beckham, 23, was selected by the Titans with the No. 40 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He finished his rookie season with 32 receptions for 549 yards and four touchdowns.
Measuring in at 6-5, 237 pounds, Green-Beckham instantly becomes the Eagles' tallest receiver. He also boasts 4.49 40-yard dash speed.
Though talented, Green-Beckham comes with his fair share of off-the-field concerns. He was dismissed from Missouri after being arrested twice for possession of marijuana and allegedly being involved in an incident where he broke into an apartment and pushed a woman down a stairway. Green-Beckham was not charged.
As evidenced by some of their late round picks in the 2016 NFL Draft (ex: Jalen Mills), Howie Roseman and the Eagles haven't been afraid to take risks on players with character concerns this offseason.
This trade can be considered a low-risk, high-reward move for the Eagles. Philadelphia didn't give up much to get Green-Beckham. The 26-year-old Kelly hasn't shown long-term starter potential in his 15 career starts. Plus, as mentioned earlier, the Eagles desperately need receiver talent.
Then again, it could be concerning why Green-Beckham was available for so little. The receiver reportedly showed up to Titans practice out of shape earlier this offseason.
Stay tuned for more reaction to this trade.