If there is a team that needs help at the defensive back position, it’s the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles might’ve lost two more cornerbacks to injuries in their recent game, so it shouldn’t be shocking to see they are at the forefront of trade discussions for Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Eagles might’ve offered as much as a first- and second-round pick for the All-Pro corner.
“Anxious to see what happens. We know that the Philadelphia Eagles and other teams are still highly, highly interested. I think a team like the Eagles, going into last week, were willing to trade a one and a two, but the Jaguars are saying ‘No.’ Will their minds change today? Well that’s why we work.
It’s easy to call the Eagles the front-runner because they’re a little bit desperate with their injuries in the secondary and they know they have a Super Bowl caliber team. They have an offensive line that is just dynamite and just kind of take the pressure off [Carson] Wentz and the whole group. Plus, their defensive front doesn’t have great pass rushers but they are strong so this gets stronger on the back end, they’re willing to do it.”
There were several reports that the Jags had turned down an offer of two first-round picks in exchange for Ramsey, but that was because the team looked at those picks being really late in the first round. The Jags are clearly looking for a terrible team to come in and offer what they have to make sure they get great value for a talent like Ramsey.
The Eagles lost Avonte Maddox to a neck sprain after a scary play against the Packers last week and remain without Ronald Darby, Jalen Mills and Cre’Von LeBlanc for at least a few more weeks.
That leaves the Eagles defense with only three healthy cornerbacks — Rasul Douglas, Craig James and Orlando Scandrick.