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Surprise: Eagles trade down from No. 6 in 2021 NFL Draft, pick up Dolphins’ 2022 first-round pick

Blockbuster!

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Well, here’s some major unexpected news on an otherwise quiet Friday in the NFL offseason! Despite there being more than a month until the first round begins on April 29, there’s already been a major shakeup in the 2021 NFL Draft order!

It began with the San Francisco 49ers boldly trading up from No. 12 to the Miami Dolphins’ pick at No. 3. But then the Philadelphia Eagles got involved by moving down from No. 6 to No. 12! Let’s take a look at the full terms.

EAGLES RECEIVE

2021 first-round pick (No. 12 overall)
2021 fourth-round pick (No. 123 overall)
2022 first-round pick (from Miami Dolphins)

DOLPHINS RECEIVE

2021 first-round (No. 6 overall)
2021 fifth-round pick (No. 156 overall)

So, the Eagles moved down six spots in the first, moved up 33 spots on Day 3, and picked up Miami’s first next year.

This move comes after the Eagles reportedly tried to trade up to No. 3 this year but would only do it if they knew Zach Wilson was available, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

There’s a lot to unpack here! I’m still wrapping my head around this all as I type. Stay tuned to BGN for more analysis and such. For now, here are the facts.

Poll

Grade the Eagles trading down in the 2021 NFL Draft

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    A
    (2451 votes)
  • 32%
    B
    (2428 votes)
  • 13%
    C
    (1019 votes)
  • 7%
    D
    (584 votes)
  • 12%
    F
    (940 votes)
7422 votes total Vote Now

UPDATED 2021 NFL DRAFT ORDER

Up until the Eagles’ first pick:

1 - Jacksonville Jaguars
2 - New York Jets
3 - San Francisco 49ers
4 - Atlanta Falcons
5 - Cincinnati Bengals
6 - Miami Dolphins
7 - Detroit Lions
8 - Carolina Panthers
9 - Denver Broncos
10 - Dallas Cowboys
11 - New York Giants
12 - Philadelphia Eagles


EAGLES 2021 PICKS

1 (12)
2 (37)
3 (70)
3 (84)
4 (123)
5 (150)
6 (188)
6 (222)
6 (223)
7 (232)
7 (237)

EAGLES 2022 PICKS

1
1 (from Miami Dolphins)
2
2 (from Indianapolis Colts, could turn into a 1)*
3
4
5
6
7

*In order to be elevated to a first-round pick, Carson Wentz must play at least 75% of the Colts’ snaps in 2021 ... OR ... Wentz must play at least 70% AND the Colts must make the playoffs.