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The Eagles got an extra draft pick! And they’re under the cap now!

Hey, some good news!

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The news about Marquise Goodwin reverting back to the San Francisco 49ers carried two implications for the Philadelphia Eagles that weren’t immediately known. But now we have the good news to share!

1) The Eagles now have 11 picks in the 2021 NFL Draft

The Eagles originally sent pick No. 190 in the 2020 NFL Draft to the 49ers in exchange for Goodwin and pick No. 210. With Goodwin reverting, however, the Eagles are now owed the 49ers’ seventh-round pick in this year’s draft. This much officially coming from the 49ers:

A look at the Eagles’ 11 pics in this year’s draft:

1 - Eagles’ own pick (No. 6)

2 - Eagles’ own pick (No. 37)

3 - Eagles’ own pick (No. 70)

3 - Acquired from the Indianapolis Colts (No. 84)

5 - Eagles’ own pick (No. 150)

5 - Acquired from the Dallas Cowboys (No. 156)

6 - Eagles’ own pick (No. 188)

6 - Compensatory pick (No. 222)

6 - Compensatory pick (No. 223)

7 - Eagles’ own pick (No. 232)

7 - Acquired from the San Francisco 49ers (No. 237)

The Eagles can use all the draft picks they can get as they try to rebuild an aging roster that lacks talent.

2) The Eagles are officially under the cap

It’s not perfectly clear exactly how much cap space (about $2 million?) the Eagles have heading into the new league year on Wednesday. But we at least know they’re cap compliant. (Not that they were ever expected not to be.)

The Eagles can still clear more room by:

  • Trading or releasing Zach Ertz ($4.95 million)
  • Extending or trading or releasing Derek Barnett

The Eagles are hardly about to go on a major spending spree but they’ll have enough room to make some additions.

Rejoice!