Howie Roseman ‘Making Calls and Willing to Listen’ as Draft Night Approaches
At this point of the NFL Draft season, we all know how much the Eagles have been linked to a wide receiver in the draft - but could they move up to get one?
ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler speculates that Roseman could be looking to trade up and make a move up the board to land one of this year’s consensus top wide receivers like Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb or Henry Ruggs.
Howie Roseman is known as an aggressive general manager this time of year, even when he doesn't make a move. He always is making calls and willing to listen. Most expect Roseman's Philadelphia Eagles to strongly consider one of the wide receivers in the first round, either by trading up or with their No. 21 overall pick.
Fowler also mentions the depth in the draft class at the position and that if one of the guys they like isn't on the board at No. 21 that they can "pick their flavor" depending on what style of player they like at the position.
If Alabama's Jerry Jeudy, Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb and Alabama's Henry Ruggs III are off the board early, the depth at wideout is so strong that Roseman might be able move back for more picks, allowing him to get a top-flight wide receiver and an impact defensive player.
Some second-round picks to consider as described by Fowler include:
- Tee Higgins (Clemson) is a classic outside threat.
- Brandon Aiyuk (Arizona State) provides run-after-catch flare.
- Denzel Mims (Baylor) is the raw talent with a high ceiling.
- Jalen Reagor (TCU) can do a little bit of everything.
- Michael Pittman Jr. (USC) has size and ball skills.