Earlier today, Eagles GM Howie Roseman addressed reporters in a pre-draft press conference. Let’s dive in and check out some of the highlights..
- Roseman said that he’s willing to trade up for the right players, writes CSNPhilly.com’s Geoff Mosher. While Roseman didn’t name names, Mosher could see Philly moving up to grab someone like UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr or Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans.
- Meanwhile, Roseman hinted that the Eagles’ top pick might not be a wide receiver or safety as some have assumed, writes Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News. The GM explained that it’s not a particularly strong group at safety and added that he doesn’t necessarily need to grab a wide receiver with the No. 22 overall pick since there’s tremendous depth at the position. At safety, the Eagles have Malcolm Jenkins, Earl Wolff, Nate Allen, and Chris Maragos in-house.
- “Quality is going to trump quantity,” Roseman said, according to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “If you look back at successful drafts, if you can come out of it with three starters, that is a really good draft. There are not a lot of drafts that you can come out and do that. So we still have enough picks to do that. Obviously, you’d always like to have more picks, but it is what it is at this point.”