Eagles trade their pick with the Ravens

The Philadelphia Eagles acquire Baltimore's 52nd and 125th picks in 2018 plus a second-round pick in 2019, in exchange for the 32nd and 132nd picks.

2018 NFL Draft Selections
First Round
1. Cleveland, Baker Mayfield, qb, Oklahoma.
2. N.Y. Giants, Saquon Barkley, rb, Penn State.
3. N.Y. Jets (from Indianapolis), Sam Darnold, qb, Southern Cal.
4. Cleveland (from Houston), Denzel Ward, cb, Ohio State.
5. Denver, Bradley Chubb, de, NC State.
6. Indianapolis (from N.Y. Jets), Quenton Nelson, g, Notre Dame.
7. Buffalo (from Tampa Bay), Josh Allen, qb, Wyoming.
8. Chicago, Roquan Smith, lb, Georgia.
9. San Francisco, Mike McGlinchey, ot, Notre Dame.
10. Arizona (from Oakland), Josh Rosen, qb, UCLA.
11. Miami, Minkah Fitzpatrick, s, Alabama.
12. Tampa Bay (from Cincinnati through Buffalo), Vita Vea, dt, Washington.
13. Washington, Da'Ron Payne, dt, Alabama.
14. New Orleans (from Green Bay), Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA.
15. Oakland (from Arizona), Kolton Miller, ot, UCLA.
16. Buffalo (from Baltimore), Tremaine Edmunds, lb, Virginia Tech.
17. L.A. Chargers, Derwin James, s, Florida State.
18. Green Bay (from Seattle), Jaire Alexander, cb, Louisville.
19. Dallas, Leighton Vander Esch, lb, Boise State.
20. Detroit, Frank Ragnow, c, Arkansas.
21. Cincinnati (from Buffalo), Billy Price, c, Ohio State.
22. Tennessee (from Kansas City through Buffalo and Baltimore), Rashaan Evans, lb, Alabama.
23. New England (from L.A. Rams), Isaiah Wynn, g, Georgia.
24. Carolina, DJ Moore, wr, Maryland.
25. Baltimore (from Tennessee), Hayden Hurst, te, South Carolina.
26. Atlanta, Calvin Ridley, wr, Alabama.
27. Seattle (from New Orleans through Green Bay), Rashaad Penny, rb, San Diego State.
28. Pittsburgh, Terrell Edmunds, s, Virginia Tech.
29. Jacksonville, Taven Bryan, dt, Florida.
30. Minnesota, Mike Hughes, cb, UCF.
31. New England, Sony Michel, rb, Georgia.
32. Baltimore (from Philadelphia), Lamar Jackson, qb, Louisville.

"We're open for business in every round," said Howie Roseman, the executive VP of football operations.

Roseman is known for making moves. He's one of the most aggressive executives in the league. It's an organizational philosophy that's also reflected by coach Doug Pederson's playcalling.

"From our perspective, we're going to keep swinging," Roseman said. "That starts with (owner) Jeffrey (Lurie). Coach Pederson showed that from a coaching perspective. We're going to keep swinging. When we're wrong, we're going to study why we're wrong, and we're going to get back up to the plate and we're not going to take that called third strike."

The Eagles enter the draft with only six picks. After the first round, they'll wait until No. 130 in the fourth round. They have another fourth-round pick at No. 132 and picks in the fifth, sixth and seventh.

Here's some things to know about the Eagles heading into the draft:


Philadelphia bolstered its defensive line by adding three-time Pro Bowl DE Michael Bennett and five-time Pro Bowl DT Haloti Ngata in the offseason. Both players along with DEs Brandon Graham and Chris Long are entering the final season of their contracts so a defensive lineman in the first round is a strong possibility. Ohio State DE Sam Hubbard and Michigan DT Maurice Hurst could be nice fits.


RB LeGarrette Blount left in free agency and Jay Ajayi is entering the final season of his rookie contract. Even if veteran Darren Sproles returns for another season, the Eagles could choose a running back in the first round. The team hasn't selected a back in the first round since Keith Byars in 1986, but the draft is loaded at this position. LSU's Derrius Guice and Georgia's Sony Michel are possibilities at No. 32.


Many personnel guys around the league insist they will pick the best player available when their team is on the clock. The Eagles are in the enviable position of being able to carry out that plan - unless the best player at No. 32 is a quarterback. They have Carson Wentz, Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles and Nate Sudfeld. But if they stay put, the 32nd pick could be a player at any other position.


One of the main reasons why the Eagles won the Super Bowl last season was unselfishness. Players bought into a team-first mentality, put personal goals aside and formed a strong bond. Chemistry is such a big deal for Philadelphia that the scouting department invests time and resources into making sure potential draft picks would fit in.

"I think that's one of the conversations that we probably have the most," Roseman said. "Background is really important. We've had some guys who've come here, who've maybe had a (bad) reputation and fit really well, and there's also the flip side of that. So you try to balance all of those and really rely on Coach Pederson and his leadership council and the ownership he gives them."


Wentz at No. 2 overall in 2016 is possibly the best pick in franchise history. Other hits over the past five drafts: RT Lane Johnson (No. 4 overall, 2013) and TE Zach Ertz (second round, 2013). Recent misses in the early rounds: LB Marcus Smith (No. 26 overall, 2014) and CB Eric Rowe (second round, 2015). Some of the best bargains were: CB Jalen Mills (seventh round, 2016) and OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (fifth round, 2016).