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The Kist & Solak Show #92!

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I’ll let it be known right at the top that my dream scenario is FSU EDGE Brian Burns falling to the teens.

Trading up for my 3rd ranked prospect is well worth the approximate third round value - and maybe a little extra - it will take to get there. Obviously the Eagles don’t own a third round pick and that trade would have to involve a different combination of swaps as it stands now. The point is there are plenty of ways to skin a cat and I won’t put a restrictor plate on my dreams over semantics.

Regardless of whatever finagling is needed, landing an elite pass rusher to accentuate the Eagles’ pass rush is a win in my eyes. I get similarly excited over the idea of trading up for Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver and Alabama tackle Jonah Williams if they see a slide on draft day. Overall, it’s my belief that the Eagles would be more than justified in trading up if they land a top 10 talent that plays in the trenches.

Bo Wulf of The Athletic recently mocked a scenario where the Eagles traded up to 15th overall to acquire Burns. He also made a case for other players that might interest the Eagles if they see a slight tumble on Thursday.

“We know that he values premium positions at the top of the draft and that he’s willing to move up for an impact player at one of those positions. In this draft, there are only a few prospects who fit that mold and figure to be within reach. It sounds like Ed Oliver will be drafted very early. Jonah Williams could be a sleeper move-up option if the Eagles believe he can play left tackle. Marquise Brown could tempt the Eagles if they think he’d fit in the locker room. Christian Wilkins is a little old for a two-pick investment.” - Bo Wulf, Final 7-Round Eagles Mock Draft

Furthering our own discussion about possible trade down/trade up/stay put scenarios, Benjamin Solak presented me with different options and asked which I preferred. I’ll submit those same questions to you, gentle reader. They are as follows:

Poll

Which Do You Prefer?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Trade Up to #18 (3rd Given) for DK Metcalf
    (739 votes)
  • 73%
    Selecting Marquise Brown at #25
    (2026 votes)
2765 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Do You Prefer?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    Trade Down to Early 2nd (4th Received) for Chase Winovich
    (759 votes)
  • 70%
    Selecting Clelin Ferrell at #25
    (1795 votes)
2554 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Do You Prefer?

This poll is closed

  • 60%
    Trade Up to 21st (4th Given) for Christian Wilkins
    (1626 votes)
  • 39%
    Trade Up to 21st (4th Given) for Jonah Williams
    (1078 votes)
2704 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Do You Prefer?

This poll is closed

  • 67%
    Nasir Adderley (25th), Deebo Samuel (53rd), Darrell Henderson (57th)
    (1742 votes)
  • 32%
    Cody Ford (25th), Christian Miller (53rd), Renell Wren (57th)
    (821 votes)
2563 votes total Vote Now

As we often say on The Kist & Solak Show, the draft is just one iteration of a million possible outcomes. Join us on Show #92 as we attempt to work through some of those scenarios by listening on the media player below, or by clicking here if the player doesn’t load. New to podcasts? Check out our guide on how to listen to BGN! FLY EAGLES FLY!