The wheeling and dealing days of Chip Kelly are long gone, but that has not stopped the Eagles from being front and center in the rumor mill when it comes to this year's NFL Draft. The latest scoop out of South Philly has the Birds trading up from the eighth spot in the first round to try and land a future franchise quarterback such a North Dakota State's Carson Wentz or California's Jared Goff.
The rational for such a move would make sense if you believe that one of these two players has what it takes for long run at the next level, but Philadelphia's areas of need are still wide enough that you would probably have to give-up far too much to make it happen. To put this rumor in its proper perspective, the Eagles were mentioned as being one of four teams that would be interested in trading up for Tennessee's No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Much of the information surrounding any team's plans for its first round pick should always be taken with a grain of salt.
Posturing and deception are an art form this time of the year as all 32 NFL teams are trying to improve their situation at the expense of the other 31. Chances are you will not know what the Eagles are going with their first round pick until the first day of this year's draft on Thursday, April 28. My plans are to keep my ears to the ground in an effort to wade through all the misinformation that is released over the next few weeks to find a few tidbits of truth that might tip the Eagles' hand as to their true plans.