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Eagles trade two first-round picks to Saints as NFL draft approaches | NFL

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The New Orleans Saints picked up a second first-round decide on this month’s NFL draft from the Philadelphia Eagles in a commerce on Monday that concerned eight complete choices altering fingers.

The Eagles dealt the sixteenth and nineteenth general picks plus a sixth-rounder to the Saints in return for the 18th general decide, choices within the third and seventh rounds, New Orleans’ 2023 first-round decide and a 2024 second-rounder. The hefty commerce leaves the Saints with two picks in the course of the primary spherical as a substitute of 1.

Philadelphia had began the day with three first-round choices – Numbers 15, 16 and 19. No 15 initially belonged to the Miami Dolphins earlier than a pre-draft commerce final 12 months helped Miami transfer into Philadelphia’s sixth general spot. The sixteenth decide first belonged to Indianapolis and conveyed to the Eagles within the Carson Wentz commerce.
The Eagles hung onto No 15 and acquired No 18 from New Orleans whereas including one other first-round decide in 2023.

New Orleans missed the playoffs in 2021, the primary season following Drew Brees’ retirement. The Saints re-signed Jameis Winston to be their presumptive beginning quarterback, as soon as he recovers from final October’s ACL tear. Including a second first-round decide could sign the Saints’ intent to bundle them so as to transfer up.

The Eagles’ entrance workplace has mentioned they’ll begin Jalen Hurts at quarterback in 2022 and so they wanted to place extra items round him on offense.