Eagles Mailbag: Which Position Will Eagles Target With 1st-round Pick?

We've spent the last two days answering your questions and we're still not finished. 

Here's Day 1.

Here's Day 2.

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And now we'll get to the last of your questions. As always, thanks for getting them in.

There are two questions. For the second one, I'll direct you here

As for the first question, I think the two places I'd start are on both lines. The Eagles put a huge priority on building through the lines and this is almost a perfect storm. They need help at offensive tackle, defensive tackle and defensive end, and this draft has plenty of them. 

There could be as many as five or six offensive tackles to go in the first round and Howie Roseman already praised this class for being extremely deep on defensive linemen. One thought about a deep draft class at a position is to wait to get one, but that has backfired on teams before. Why not get a guy at 25 who would normally go in the teens? 

In the modern era of Eagles football (from Andy Reid's first year in 1999), the Eagles have drafted 17 players in the first round. Eleven of them have been linemen. In fact, 18 of the Eagles' last 25 first-round picks have been linemen. 

I think this is the story you're referencing. This ain't gonna happen. If the Rams traded Gurley, they'd have to eat a ton of dead money. And even if the Rams were going to trade Gurley, the Eagles aren't going to shell out assets to take on a contract of that magnitude for that position. Sure, he'd be great in the Eagles' offense, but this isn't happening. 

You know, it was funny, on Thursday when the Phillies and Sixers were making moves, I thought about how weird it was that Roseman wasn't the one pulling the trigger. He's aggressive when it comes to trades and I'll assume he'll have a few - especially during the draft - this offseason. 

This isn't a question. And it's also not happening.

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