Eagles trade out of 1st for a 2nd next year, Ravens draft QB Lamar Jackson

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Ravens left with
No. 32 – QB Lamar Jackson
No. 132 – WR Jaleel Scott

Eagles left with
No. 52 – Traded No. 52 and No. 169 for No. 49 (TE Dallas Goedert)
No. 125 – CB Avonte Maddox
2019 2nd round pick

Dictator’s Decree: “This was a rather risky trade down decision by the Eagles. First, they traded out of the first round which means they also gave up the fifth year option on this pick. Second, there can be a big difference in the quality of players available at No. 32 vs. No. 52. That said, as an extension of this transaction they were able to trade up in the 2nd for promising TE Dalas Goedert. Plus, gaining a future 2nd round pick (2019) does have nice value. Time will tell on this trade.” – March 2019

The biggest name in this transaction is Lamar Jackson who stepped in as a mid-year starter, replacing Joe Flacco, and piloted the Ravens to a 6-1 record and a playoff berth. The Eagles traded down and practices some delayed gratification by moving down 20 spots this year (from No. 32 to No. 52) in order to pick up an extra 2nd round pick in 2019. Only time will tell how much value they get out of this extra early-round pick. The Ravens then moved up from No. 52 to No. 49 (giving up a 4th round pick) to select Dallas Goedert.

Trade #18.8 – Assets Exchanged
Ravens receive: No. 32 (1st Rd.), No. 132 (4th Rd.)
Eagles receive: No. 52 (2nd Rd.), No. 125 (4th Rd.), 2019 2nd round pick

Trade #18.8 – Players Drafted & Transactions

See Trade #18.13 – Eagles trade No. 52 (2nd Rd.) & No. 169 (4th Rd.) for No. 49 (2nd Rd., TE Dallas Goedert).

2018 Year-End Summary
The Ravens found their franchise quarterback in Lamar Jackson. The Eagles essentially gained an extra second round pick in 2019 for moving back 20 spots in 2018. That’s ultimately how this trade should be judged – is it better to have the No. 32 pick this year, or the No. 52 this year (which essentially became TE Dallas Goedert) and a mid 2nd round pick next year? Let’s see who Baltimore drafts in 2019 in order to make that determination in a couple of years.

Notes on statistics:
1. Approximate Value(“AV”) and Snap Counts (“Snap”) per Football Reference.
2. Snap Counts only list offensive and defensive snaps. Special teams snaps are excluded.

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