Giants may not be able to get Jaylen Waddle
The Philadelphia Eagles held the sixth overall pick of the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft until they traded back to 12 after making a deal with the Miami Dolphins who ended up moving up to six back in late March.
Now it looks like Philly is trying to jump back into the top-10 in order to make sure they get one of the top three wide receivers. Ben Standig of The Athletic wrote the following:
As for the trade market, the Eagles are exploring a move into the top 10 despite having just dropped from No. 6 to No. 12. Having acquired a first-round pick in 2022 from the Dolphins, the Eagles could move up and still net more assets.
The Eagles are likely worried like Jaylen Waddle and Devonta Smith won’t fall to them with the New York Giants sitting at 11 and primed to grab one of the top three receivers if one does in fact land in their laps.
I understand why the Eagles traded down because it enabled them to grab more assets, but was it really worth it when they were in the prime spot to get a receiver? Probably not.
When it comes to the Giants, if the Eagles are able to jump over them, it would make the odds of Waddle or Smith falling to them more unlikely. And in that case New York could end up taking a cornerback, an edge rusher or even an offensive lineman at 11.
Want to write about the Giants? Contact us today!