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NFL Draft Rumors: Buzz about the Eagles trading up for a cornerback

Do you buy it?

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In a truly shocking development, there’s no shortage of rumors leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft.

On Tuesday, it was said that the Eagles “love” Kwity Paye and they could very well pick him at No. 12.

On Wednesday, it was said that some teams believe the Eagles are trying to trade up in the top 10 to get Jaylen Waddle.

The latest buzz on draft is that the Eagles are trying to trade up ... but not for Waddle. Instead, a cornerback.

In addition to this from Fowler, NFL Network’s had the following to share:

So ... smokescreen or nah?

There’s obviously some level of logic to the Eagles trading up for a corner with the Dallas Cowboys poised as a big threat to take one at No. 10. There’s a realistic chance the Cowboys will actually be taking the top defender in the entire draft.

That is unless the Eagles successfully move up to, say, the Denver Broncos’ pick at No. 9. Jaycee Horn and Patrick Surtain II are the logical targets if that’s the move.

Are those corners really worth it? The argument here is that they’re not these can’t-miss players that necessitate forking over extra Day 2 pick(s).

Perhaps the Eagles feel differently. Or maybe they’re leaking these trade up rumors in an effort to encourage other teams to move up and push the player Philly truly covets down to No. 12.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens.