Eagles Tried To Trade Up For CeeDee Lamb

In one of Thursday night’s biggest surprises, the Cowboys landed wide receiver CeeDee Lamb at No. 17. The Eagles tried to catch him as he fell by trading up to the Falcons No. 16 pick, Ed Werder of ESPN.com (on Twitter) hears, but they were unable to get a deal done.

Few expected the Cowboys to go WR in the first round, but Jerry Jones took advantage of the opportunity that fell into his lap. And, some say, he came away with the best receiver in a class chock full of exceptional talent. Meanwhile, the Eagles stood pat at No. 21 and nabbed Jalen Reagor, who offers phenomenal speed backed by his sub-4.3-second 40-yard-dash time.

Most prognosticators and insiders believed that Lamb would not be available beyond the Raiders’ No. 12 pick. The Jets, at No. 11, were also a prime landing spot for the 2019 consensus All-American. When Gang Green opted for the braun of Mekhi Becton and the Raiders chose Alabama speedster Henry Ruggs instead, Lamb was left to wait nervously in his living room.

It’s not clear what the Eagles were offering the Falcons to slide back five spots, but it wasn’t enough for them to risk losing out on A.J. Terrell. Eagles fans may be a little extra grumpy about the Cowboys’ big score after learning of the trade attempt, but the Birds can’t be too mad about “settling” for the blazing speed of Reagor.

Lamb finished last season with 62 catches for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns. That was Lamb’s second consecutive season with at least 1,000 yards and 10+ scores.

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21 comments on “Eagles Tried To Trade Up For CeeDee Lamb

  1. coldbeatle89

    Falcons fans are more mad. Should have traded down. Probably could have gotten Terrell in the 2nd round.

    • ruckus727

      I agree. But being a a Bucs fan it makes me happy that the dirty birds screwed the pooch last night. I was also happy to see NO pass on defense and WR for Ruiz.

    • Michael Chaney

      I came here to say the same thing. The only logical reasoning is that they were worried the Raiders would take Terrell, which is at least possible since they like Clemson guys and they’ve shown to have a much different board.

      Otherwise, I have no idea.

    • JD Candello

      Terrell was goin to the Raiders at 19 but yes they still should have trades back

  2. bravesfan

    Falcons should have pulled the trigger… made a bad choice without knowing this, definitely know they made a bad choice now.

    • braveshomer

      yeah Terrell would’ve been there at 21. I still can’t believe they didn’t get Klavon Chaisson…every mock had them getting CJ Henderson or Kinlaw, I would’ve thought Chaisson was the 3rd option for the Falcons

  3. crosseyedlemon

    Losers whine about what they could have had. Winners accept what they do have and try to make the most of it.

    • Eagles4LifeBigBoi

      Thank you!!! People are so ungrateful. “If you would’ve drafted Ezekiel Elliott and Lamar Jackson, the Eagles would be so good Howie”. Jalen will be a stud, just watch.

  4. abssamanta

    You know, as this whole situation was playing out, I was wondering that hmmm maybe Dallas IS going to pick CeeDee Lamb at 17… Kinda as retribution for us trading up to pick Dallas Goedert ahead of them in 2018… And that’s exactly what happened. I’m so sad that Lamb dropped so far, and we couldn’t even get him lol! Reagor isn’t bad though, I like him. Still would’ve preferred Justin Jefferson but whatever.

  5. JayeT

    This just solidifies how big of a moron Thomas Dimitroff really is…I swear to GOD I hope this is his last draft as Falcons GM.

    • abssamanta

      Ha Ha, as in Ha Ha Clinton Dix? Because y’all got him too… Much to my chagrin lol.

  6. phillyballers

    Like the pick for the Cowboys, not so much for the Eagles, and no one likes the pick for the Falcons except Teddy Bridgewater, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady.

  7. DarkSide830

    its certainly a buzzkill, especially after seeing the looks on the faces of Jones and McCarthy when they made the pick. Reagor could be a very good pick though. fast guy who didnt have the QB talent the top 4 guys did. maybe we’ll like this pick in a few years.

  8. Polish Hammer

    Regardless of what he may have ran elsewhere he ran a 4.47 at the official combine.

    • flagsrup

      Yup but he also has a 42 inch vertical. Film shows he plays faster than the tape. You play him like a sub 4.5 and he’ll burn you on the field.

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