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:
From the #49ers: Because Goodwin has reverted back to the team, the 49ers must send their original seventh-round pick in the upcoming draft to the Eagles. The 49ers' total number of picks now drops to nine. https://t.co/5bX4WnSgiO— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) March 16, 2021
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.)
I am told that indeed, the Eagles are officially under the cap. Parade scheduled for Thursday.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) March 16, 2021
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.