NFL Draft: Eagles could go in another direction at No. 12 despite needs at WR and CB

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Glenn Erby
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The Eagles have 11 picks in tonight’s NFL draft and with Howie Roseman loving to steal the show, Philadelphia could shake up the draft at No. 12.

Stacey Dales has been reporting from the NovaCare Complex all day and as the draft approaches, the veteran reporter says Howie Roseman could pull off a big move that’s not centered around Patrick Surtain or DeVonta Smith.

While on the NFL Network, Dales had this to say moments ago.

They’re going to be prepared to move up, move down — as far as trades are concerned —, or stay right there at 12. I talked to a couple of people within the building and they believe this thing runs 16, 17 deep. So, yes, they’re going to go through their 1 through 12. Not a mock draft, necessarily, but their board, based upon their grades. And if somebody’s there at 12, they’ll be prepared to strike.

And I leave you with this: we all talk about wide receiver and cornerback being huge positions of need, but don’t be surprised if it’s somebody else. It may not be the perfect position, I’m told, it’s going to be the player. It may not be the position everyone thinks based upon the biggest need at the moment, but it’s going to be a really good player at a position this franchise needs in 2021, 22, 23, 24, and beyond.

The Eagles love to build inside out and if Rashawn Slater, Kwity Paye or Alijah Vera-Tucker are on the board, Philadelphia could look to reshuffle the offensive line immediately.

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