The Eagles hold the No. 22 overall pick in the first round of Thursday’s draft and King poses the scenario of moving up to select LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
“Keep hearing they want in on the prime receiver action, and the receiver they want could be LSU’s Odell Beckham, who can play outside, inside in the slot and as a returner,” King wrote. “But the Eagles would have to trade up, and GM Howie Roseman is doing his due diligence, talking to at least two teams in the mid-round neighborhood, when Beckham would likely go. But the cost could be too rich for the Eagles’ blood. They may have to settle for Marqise Lee, who would be some consolation prize.”
Since releasing three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson, the Eagles have checked out numerous replacements, including Beckham.
Roseman said last week in a predraft discussion with reporters that he would be open to trading up.
“We would not be concerned with that if we felt like the value of the player is right,” Roseman said. “That’s the name of the game. We’re not going to make any move unless it’s based on our board, so to sit here and know we’re going to move up, move down, if we have a guy that’s in the top five in our draft, and he’s falling? Would we look at that? No question.”