3 Prospects the Eagles Should Trade Up for in NFL Draft

The Philadelphia Eagles would be smart to trade up for these prospects in the NFL Draft.
Feb 29, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Iowa defensive back Cooper Dejean (DB06) talks to the media
Feb 29, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Iowa defensive back Cooper Dejean (DB06) talks to the media / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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The Philadelphia Eagles will trot into the season ready to compete for a Super Bowl. They already have an excellent young core that features Jalen Hurts, AJ Brown, Devonta Smith, and Jalen Carter.

GM Howie Roseman kept adding to the team in free agency, signing Saquon Barkley, Bryce Huff, and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson. With all these additions to an already great roster, the sky is the limit but there is still room to grow.

The Birds head into the NFL Draft with eight total selections, including four in the first four rounders.

There are some intriguing prospects in this draft class and below we'll discuss three prospects the Eagles should trade up for.

1. Edgerrin Cooper, LB

The one weakness on the Eagles' defense that has been consistent for years is at linebacker. They are constantly looking to bring new faces to that spot which continued this offseason.

They signed LB Devin White to a one-year, $7.5 million deal to pair with LB Nakobe Dean. Dean has struggled to make an impact in his two seasons while the Eagles are hoping White regains his play from early in his Tampa Bay career.

Regardless, they need another body at that position and someone they should consider trading up for is LB Edgerrin Cooper out of Texas A&M.

Cooper is an extremely athletic force who plays the game with a chip on his shoulder. He has elite speed to find the ball carrier and shed blocks to bring them down.

In his collegiate career, Cooper notched 205 total tackles, 30.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, and eight pass deflections. He also turned heads at the NFL Scouting Combine, running a 4.51 40-yard dash and posting a 34.5 inch vertical jump.

The Louisiana native is expected to be a late first or second-round pick. Philly owns picks 50 & 53 but if Cooper starts to slip early in the second round, the Eagles should pounce.