Now that there's been plenty of time to digest the Philadelphia Eagles' surprising trade for Dorial Green-Beckham, it's time to put it to a vote: do you approve of the deal?
There's ample reason to think this could be a good trade for the Birds. First off, the Eagles simply didn't give up much in their swap with the Tennessee Titans. At best, Dennis Kelly was arguably a serviceable, versatile backup for Philadelphia. Through his 15 career starts, however, he never really show full-time starting potential. Even if DGB turns out to be a total flop for the Eagles, the team barely gave up much to get him.
DGB was worth taking a risk on because he's flashed legitimate talent. The former No. 1 overall high school recruit in the nation was a second round pick last year. He's 6-5, 237 pounds and runs a 4.49 40-yard dash. As Bleeding Green Nation's Patrick Wall pointed out earlier, DGB's 549 yards would have been third on the Eagles last year, and his four touchdowns would have been second. Philadelphia desperately needed help at receiver. Their current pass catching corps combined for 52 yards on 10 catches in the first preseason game, which is pathetic.
There are some reasons why people might not approve of this deal. DGB's character concerns are an issue. One can also argue giving away Kelly isn't ideal when the Eagles are already light on offensive line depth and current starting right tackle Lane Johnson is facing a 10-game suspension. Even if you think Kelly isn't that great, he at least knows the system and has chemistry with his fellow lineman.
Overall, I think it's hard not to approve of this deal. As Howie Roseman said, the Eagles are in a spot where they have to gamble on talent due to limited draft resources as a result of the Carson Wentz trade. Something had to be done at receiver, and this trade looks a low-risk, high-reward move.