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Reactions to the Eagles trading up to draft DeVonta Smith at No. 10

The Eagles got their guy!

2021 NFL Draft Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Eagles started Thursday night with the No. 12 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft — after trading back with the Dolphins from the No. 6 spot weeks ago —, but Howie Roseman decided to pull off yet another first round swap. The Eagles traded UP two spots to No. 10 overall with the Dallas Cowboys to take Alabama WR Devonta Smith, giving up one of their two third rounds picks for the move.

Smith’s stock supposedly dropped since his pro day measurements came up smaller than most thought, but this was an obvious pick for the Eagles. Smith will reunite with former teammate Jalen Hurts, and is so damn talented he’ll be an instant impact guy for the Philadelphia offense — and probably on special teams.

Here are some instant reactions from media members, analysts, and fans.

Some of his new teammates weighed in on the pick, as well.

As if the move needed to be any better, it really messed with the Giants plan at No. 11. (Haha Gettleman.)