3 Players the Eagles Should Draft if Haason Reddick is Traded

The Philadelphia Eagles might have to consider using their first-round pick on a pass rusher if they move Haason Reddick.
Nov 11, 2023; Pasadena, California, USA;  Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Melquan Stovall (7)
Nov 11, 2023; Pasadena, California, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Melquan Stovall (7) / Alex Gallardo-USA TODAY Sports
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The Philadelphia Eagles could look to add an impact defensive end/pass rusher in the 2024 NFL Draft in April if they trade star outside linebacker Haason Reddick this offseason. 

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday that Reddick received permission from the Eagles to seek a trade. Reddick is one of the more underrated pass rushers in the NFL, as he’s recorded double-digit sacks in four straight seasons.

However, Reddick said on Twitter/X this week that he never requested a trade, but understands that its a business.

If the Eagles do part ways with Reddick, they’ll have an immediate need at defensive end that must be addressed in the first couple of rounds in the NFL draft. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman doesn’t have any issues using any draft capital on the offensive and defensive lines.

Below, we’ll highlight three players that the Eagles should draft this spring to fill the potential void by Reddick.

1. Jared Verse, Florida State

Verse could have declared for the 2023 NFL Draft last year and would have been a top-15 pick. Instead, the 6-foot-4, 250-pound EDGE stayed at Florida State for another year and put up solid numbers on a top-10 scoring defense (15.9 points per game allowed, sixth-fewest in the country).

The former Albany standout had 41 total tackles,12.5 tackles for loss, and nine sacks. In his first year at FSU in 2022, Verse produced 48 total tackles, 17 tackles for loss, and nine sacks. When you watched a Florida State game over the last two seasons, Verse popped off the screen with his explosiveness off the edge.

If the 6-foot-4 EDGE has an outstanding combine, there’s a shot that Verse could be selected in the top 10 of the NFL Draft. Therefore, the Eagles might have to move up for the former Florida State standout. An NFC executive told NFL.com’s Lance Zierlen that he believes Verse will be one of the best defensive players to come out of this draft.