Well, my friends, the Jalen Ramsey to the Philadelphia Eagles dream is dead.
2020 first-round pick
2021 first-round pick
2021 fourth-round pick
It was previously reported that the Eagles offered a first-round pick and a second-round pick to the Jaguars. That offer obviously pales in comparison to the one that it took to get done.
It’s hard not to view this as a missed opportunity by Howie Roseman. The Eagles have a huge need at cornerback and Ramsey, 24, is an elite player under contract through at least 2020.
On the flip side, giving away multiple picks isn’t a no-brainer decision when the Eagles have the second oldest roster in the NFL and the worst under-25 talent in the league. Not to mention an expensive Carson Wentz contract to build around.
Now the Eagles will have to look elsewhere for corner help prior to the 2019 NFL trade deadline at 4:00 PM Eastern on Tuesday, October 29. The Eagles might be looking at an option like Chris Harris Jr. at this point. Maybe they find a way to pry Patrick Peterson away from the Cardinals, who’ve insisted they’re keeping him.
Perhaps the Eagles won’t even acquire a cornerback. They’re expected to get Ronald Darby, Jalen Mills, Avonte Maddox, and Cre’Von LeBlanc back from injury in the coming weeks. But are those guys real solutions?
Did Howie Roseman screw up by not doing what it took to acquire Jalen Ramsey?
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