Philadelphia Eagles: 3 potential Jalen Reagor trades

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Before we know it, the Philadelphia Eagles will be deep in the mud of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Howie Roseman will be fielding calls like a madman, crossing names off the board left and right, and hopefully not getting into fights with his fellow front office execs, as folks watching at home got a glimpse of when Tom Donahoe wasn’t too pleased that a player he liked, presumably Aaron Robinson out of UCF, went off the board in the third round.

With 10 picks in play, including five in the top-101, the Birds will surely welcome more than a few fresh faces who could prove to be foundational for years to come but don’t discount the team moving off of a few players, too, as Roseman had a bit of a track record of making picks for players – and players for picks – swaps on draft weekend, including procuring the services of Marquise Goodwin in 2020, of Hassan Ridgeway in 2019, and landing Timmy Jernigan in a pick swap in 2017.

According to Geoff Mosher, the Eagles have already started to field calls on Jalen Reagor, the team’s 2020 first-round pick who hasn’t exactly come out of the gates hot. While some wide receivers do take a little longer to transition to the NFL than others, just ask Nelson Agholor, it’s hard to see a world where he is afforded the on-field opportunity to do so, as the addition of Zach Pascal plus whoever is procured in the draft should make his spot on the 53 man roster anything but guaranteed.

Could Jalen Reagor find himself moved either during the draft or just before? Most definitely, and there are a variety of different packages that could potentially get a deal done, too, if the Philadelphia Eagles feel so inclined.

1. The Philadelphia Eagles trade Jalen Reagor for a conditional 2023 fourth-round pick.

Of all of the hypothetical Jalen Reagor trades, this one feels the most likely.

The Philadelphia Eagles are loading up on draft picks for the 2023 NFL Draft, and securing even a mid-level pick could prove valuable whether they opt to trade up for a quarterback or continue to build around Jalen Hurts as their franchise guy. Securing a conditional draft pick, say a fourth that could become a third if Reagor hits a certain playing/starts benchmark, would help to alleviate some of the stress of moving off of a former first-round pick after two years should he suddenly become a difference-maker in a different city.

Who knows, maybe Reagor will thrive in a different city or with a veteran receiver capable of mentoring him into the future? Agholor certainly became a better player when he was moved into the slot, and given Alshon Jeffrey and Torrey Smith as mentors, maybe Reagor could have a similar glow up in Green Bay, Los Angeles – either team – or Tampa Bay.