Philadelphia Eagles Trade Down In 2021 NFL Draft To Rise Up In Future Odds

Posted By Nicky G on March 26, 2021

In a stunning turn of Friday afternoon events, @Jeff_McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer has reported that the Philadelphia Eagles have traded the No. 6 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft to the Miami Dolphins for the No. 12 overall pick, the 123rd overall pick, and a 2022 first-round pick. (This report has since been confirmed my multiple sources.)

The move was set up by a previous swap that saw San Francisco trade up from their No. 12 pick to the No. 3 position with Miami. One of the future No. 1 picks acquired by the Dolphins in this deal was then promptly included as part of the package that allowed them to make the deal with the Eagles.

Eagles draft moves signify focus on future growth

The Eagles could now potentially hold three first-round picks in the 2022 NFL draft. That is, if Carson Wentz plays 75% of the offensive snaps in Indianapolis this year. That pick would be a second-rounder if he does not achieve this benchmark.

The Eagles were previously thought to be candidates to move up to the No. 3 pick themselves in order to draft a Quarterback, but according to Ian Rappaport (@RapSheet) of NFL Network, the team ultimately decided that, “Moving back and collecting a future 1st rounder was a better way to build the team.”

The top 12 picks now appear as follows:

What is to come of Philadelphia NFL futures odds?

The Eagles are now armed with a new head coach (former Colts OC Nick Sirianni), a back-up turned starting QB Jalen Hurts (with Wentz now officially out of the picture), and a lot of future draft capital.

It is unclear at the time of writing how the draft trade will affect Eagles futures odds for the upcoming season. The Eagles are currently +7000 or +8000 to win Super Bowl and +400 or +500 to win NFC East.

PA sports betting apps will likely respond to the draft moves with some NFL odds shifts soon. Expect those odds to move even more after the 2021 NFL Draft, which takes place April 29-May 1.

Lead image credit: AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson

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