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:
The Saints have received picks No. 16, 19, and 194 from the Eagles in exchange for picks No. 18, 101, 237, a 2023 first-round pick, and a 2024 second-round pick#SaintsDraft pic.twitter.com/StXHw5FdsM
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) April 4, 2022
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.