What to make of the Saints, Eagles swap of first-round picks

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On Monday, the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles agreed to a trade that included eight draft picks between the 2022 and 2024 NFL Drafts. The deal impacts three first-rounders this year.

Here are the complete details:

At first glance, it’s a complex trade to comprehend. The Saints move up two spots from No. 18 to No. 16 and add an additional first-rounder, No. 19 overall. The Eagles slide back to No. 18 and add a first-round pick in 2023 and a second-rounder in 2024. Some mid-rounders in this year’s draft are involved, too.

A deeper dive into the details suggests the Eagles have a bigger plan.

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