Eagles Day 1 draft calculus lands Jordan Davis and a trade for A.J. Brown

NFL: Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans

You expect to see three or four trades in the 1st Round but this year we got a total of nine (9) trades, of which Howie Roseman made two of the biggest for the Eagles.

The Philadelphia Eagles shook up the first round of the NFL draft Thursday with a blockbuster trade, acquiring star receiver A.J. Brown from the Tennessee Titans for the 18th and 101st overall picks.

Brown, who had been seeking a new deal, has agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract with the Eagles that includes $57 million guaranteed.

The Brown acquisition was the Eagles’ second trade of the night. Minutes earlier, they moved up to the 13th pick to select Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis, the 6-foot-6, 340-pound anchor of the Bulldogs’ championship defense.

The Eagles sent the 15th, 124th, 162nd and 166th overall picks to the Houston Texans for Jordan Davis, who created a giant buzz at the scouting combine with an impressive athletic display that included a 4.78-second 40-yard dash — the fastest 40 time by a player 325 pounds or heavier at the combine since at least 2006, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

A.J. Brown was entering the final year of his rookie deal and was scheduled to make a base salary of just under $4 million in 2022.  Brown had 63 catches for 869 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games last season. He surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving mark in each of his first two seasons, including a 70-catch, 1,075-yard campaign in 2020 when he hauled in a career-best 11 TDs.

The effect of the trades on Eagles MACH 10 ballots is immense since as of Friday morning there are only four (4) more slots left for the picking—unless Roseman works even more trades to come in Rounds 2 through 7.

But for now,

Remaining Eagles 2022 NFL Draft picks:

1 (13) – DT Jordan Davis

2 (51)

3 (83)

5 (154)

7 (237)

So far, a lot of MACH 10 ballots have got Jordan Davis nicely on their ticket.  We will soon find out how many contestants can somehow scrape up at least one more draftee.

The complete 1st Round results from Thursday night:

1. Jacksonville Jaguars
Travon Walker, DE, Georgia

2. Detroit Lions
Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Michigan

3. Houston Texans
Derek Stingley Jr., CB, Louisiana State

4. New York Jets
Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati

5. New York Giants
Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Oregon

6. Carolina Panthers
Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State

7. New York Giants (via trade)
Evan Neal, OT, Alabama

8. Atlanta Falcons
Drake London, WR, Southern California

9. Seattle Seahawks (via trade)
Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State

10. New York Jets (via trade)
Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

11. New Orleans Saints (via trade)
Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

12. Detroit Lions (via trade)
Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

13. Philadelphia Eagles (via trade)
Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia

14. Baltimore Ravens
Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame

15. Houston Texans (via trade)
Kenyon Green, G, Texas A&M

16. Washington Commanders (via trade)
Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State

17. Los Angeles Chargers
Zion Johnson, G, Boston College

18. Tennessee Titans (via trade)
Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

19. New Orleans Saints (via trade)
Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa

20. Pittsburgh Steelers
Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh

21. Kansas City (via trade)
Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

22. Green Bay Packers (via trade)
Quay Walker, LB, Georgia

23. Buffalo Bills (via trade)
Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

24. Dallas Cowboys
Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa

25. Baltimore Ravens (via trade)
Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa

26. New York Jets (via trade)
Jermaine Johnson II, DE, Florida State

27. Jacksonville Jaguars (via trade)
Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

28. Green Bay Packers
Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia

29. New England Patriots (via trade)
Cole Strange, G, Chattanooga

30. Kansas City
George Karlaftis, EDGE, Purdue

31. Cincinnati Bengals
Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

32. Minnesota Vikings (via trade)
Lewis Cine, S, Georgia


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