Earlier this year, the Philadelphia Eagles were sitting pretty at No. 6 as they prepared for the 2021 NFL Draft. Then, general manager Howie Roseman traded that pick for a No. 12 spot.
Though fans were in disarray, tonight proves Roseman made the right decision.
Multiple mock drafts had tight end Kyle Pitts and wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase going to the Eagles. Personally, bringing Pitts back to Philadelphia would have been epic. But those draft prospects were unrealistic.
Pitts ranked third overall, finished his collegiate career with 100 receptions, 1,492 receiving yards, and 18 touchdowns. Forgoing his senior year, the tight end had interest from multiple teams. To think he would make it until No. 6 was a stretch.
The Atlanta Falcons chose Pitts with the No. 4 overall pick.
Ja’Marr Chase, the wide receiver out of LSU, ranked sixth overall. Playing only two seasons, he finished with 107 receptions, 2,093 receiving yards, and 23 touchdowns.
Chase was chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals during the No. 5 overall pick.
Though it’s hard to admit — Roseman made the right decision. The Eagles got a first-round 2022 pick for coming to terms with something that was never going to happen.