Thanks to the SBNation Eagles blog for bringing the following piece of news to my attention.
ESPN reports that the Eagles might want to move up, and to get the guy they want, the Birds would have to head up to somewhere around pick number twelve...sound familiar?
It's always hard to separate fact from fiction leading up to the draft, but in the interest of getting all the reports out there... ESPN is reporting that the Eagles are trying to move up.
The Philadelphia Eagles are exploring the possibility of jumping up from the No. 19 overall pick. According two general managers from two other teams, the Eagles have made it known they would consider moving into a spot somewhere around the No. 10 to No. 15 area.
The presumption is the Eagles are targeting Pittsburgh offensive tackle Jeff Otah. But getting him might require the Eagles to get closer to No. 10. The Eagles likely will have to get in the top 12 because Carolina (No. 13) and Chicago (No. 14) are very possible landing spots for Otah.
Again, it's just a "report" and we'll see how credible it turns out to be during today's "draft action." If Denver really wanted to trade down, the Eagles would be another team possibly looking to move. Now it's not that I necessarily see Denver trading down, but I felt that I'd post this speculation and let you guys know of the teams that would make a deal with the Broncos if there was one to be had. Of course, that all depends on the truthfulness of this report.