The Eagles and Dolphins engaged in a highly successful trade Friday, when Philadelphia traded the No. 6 pick in the 2021 NFL draft along with a 2021 fifth-round pick (No. 156) to the Miami Dolphins. for the No. 12 pick, a fourth-round pick (No. 123) and a 2022 first-round pick.
Both teams earned ample draft compensation, and the Eagles could enter the 2022 draft with three first-round picks, depending on how Carson Wentz performs with the Colts in 2021.
Pro Football Focus broke the trade and named Jalen Hurts the ultimate winner because he will be Philadelphia’s starting quarterback in 2021.
WINNER: Jalen Hurts – Hurts now appears ready to start as the Eagles’ quarterback in 2021. The 22-year-old quarterback made just four starts in his rookie season, so it would be somewhat unfair to rule him out at this point. . Still, that little sample wasn’t that pretty from a passing perspective. He was too willing to hang on to the ball, just as he was in Oklahoma, and he combined it with poor ball placement and shady decision-making. The Alabama and Oklahoma product posted nine lose-worthy plays in 197 DNFs and finished the season with a 50.4% accuracy rate that ranked 38th out of 41 qualified quarterbacks. The best path to success with Hurts is to build an offense around his ability to impact the game with his legs, similar to what Greg Roman did with Tyrod Taylor at Buffalo in 2015 and 2016. Hurts now has his chance to show off his skills and is a big winner after Friday’s operations.
The move gives Hurts a full season to prove he’s the Philadelphia boy, while the Eagles can work to fill other lagging spots on the roster with talented draft picks.