Rob331 Posted January 9, 2021 Share Posted January 9, 2021 I know - you all just rolled your eyes but here goes - First there's some restructuring to do to make the salary cap. Cox, Brooks, Johnson, Hargrave, and even Wentz get adjustments. Jeffrey, Jackson, Ertz, Goodwin ($4.2M we usually forget about ), Pryor, JJAW, and Avery all have their salaries cleared by being cut. At the end of the day - this is Howie's forte and he gets it done. Next, we resign our RFA's and ERFA's - that's Singleton, Boston Scott, Fulgham, Ward, and Juriga. Since Clement is a free agent Howie takes the running back need off the table and re-signs Jordan Howard giving us a 1-2-3 of Sanders, Howard, and Scott. Here it comes - Howie and his pal Andrew Berry both solve problems with the biggest off-season blockbuster in the league .Philadelphia trades Zach Ertz to Cleveland for Odell Beckham solving our #1 receiver problem once and for all. So, you say, how do we afford his $14.5M base salary - we trade Derek Barnett and his $10M salary for a 4th. Then we move Malik Jackson to the Raiders for a 5 (that's 3 5's for those who are counting) Next - Howie parlays that #6 pick by trading with Jacksonville and getting a 1 (Rams pick), 2 (JAX pick) and a 3 (JAX pick) in a trade down with Jacksonville. Jacksonville stated out with 2 1'S, 2 2's, a 3. and 2'4''s. They have more cap space than they can use for free agents and they want to win now, By the way - this works out pretty well on the draft pick trade value chart also. Howie keeps going - we get 2 comp picks, a 6th and a 7th and go in to the draft with 2 of each. He packages a 6 and a 7 for a 5 and than does it again - two more 5th round picks making a total of 5. Why - 5th round picks have a much better chance of contributing than 6 and 7th round selections. So where does that leave the Eagles on draft day - 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5 - 10 picks Then comes the actual selections - 1 - having solved the WR issue the 1st pick is CB Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech 6'2" 4.45. Finally a big, fast corner starting opposite Darius Slay and Maddox moves into the slot. 2 (JAX) now we move Reagor to the slot receiver by drafting WR Rashod Bateman, Minnesota 6'2'" 210 4.45 2 - replace Barnett with DE Carlos Basham, Wake Forrest 6'5" 275 4.85 3 (JAX) - S Paris Ford, Pittsburg 6'0" 195 4.49. Mills is a free agent, Ford is a free agent, and McCloud has an ACL and probably won't be back early, 3 - C Alex Lindstrom, Boston College 6'4" 290 5.28. Kelce's eventual replacement - hopefully it isn't 2021. 5 - LB Cameron Goode, California 6'3" 235 4.70. Gerry and Riley are both free agents and it will be good to see them both go. 5 - LB Shaka Toney, Penn State 6'3"236 4.70.Ditto, see above. At 4.70 both of these linebackers are the fastest left on the board 5 - TE Tony Poljan, Central Michigan 6'7"258 4.75. Goedert, Rodgers, and Poljan are the new TE room 5 - CB Chase Lucas, Arizona State 6'0" 195 4.49. Has to be an upgrade over Cre'von LeBlanc and Michael Jacquet. Notice the size and SPEED. 5 - S James Wiggens, Cincinnati 6'0"2054.55. Two safeties out 2 safeties in. Cap met, holes filled, future beyond 2021 looking better. Darn, I just woke up. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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