Howie Roseman is the bully in the NFL. Other NFL general managers need to hide under their desks when he calls, because he’s coming for their lunch money. For the second consecutive NFL Draft, Roseman used the three days to significantly upgrade his roster with both rookie and veteran talent.
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He’s done it once again without losing a single one Philadelphia Eagles’ current or future draft capital, and without sending away any valuable players. The key word in the definition of the verb “trade” is the word “exchange”. The first definition of that word as a transitive verb: “to part with, give, or transfer to something received as an equivalent.”
Roseman’s targets during the draft have nothing to do with parity. He is looking to take advantage of any discontent in other NFL locker rooms, or any player in the draft who he believes is talented and does not need a top-five pick to be selected.
On the first day of the draft, he moved up one spot from No. 10 to No. 9 to select Jalen Carter – arguably the most talented player in the entire draft. He was later dinged for off-the-field concerns. pleading no contest to misdemeanor driving offenses for his involvement in an alleged racing incident that resulted in a second car crash that killed a Georgia player and staffer. Carter left his pro day out of shape after that legal matter was resolved.
For the Eagles to move up one spot to select Carter, it would have cost them the No. 10 pick and a fourth-rounder in 2024. Rosman basically gave up a Day 3 pick next year to draft a player who would likely become one of them. Best defensive player in the NFL.
This makes it two consecutive seasons where Roseman made a move to acquire potential perennial All-Pro talent on the defensive line. Last year, he jumped two spots in the first round to select Jordan Davis. It cost them three 2022 picks, but they were all on Day 3.
Roseman turned down the 2023 NFL Draft by going after a talented veteran unhappy with his current situation. His Spidey Senses Were Buzzing So Loud He Probably Stumbled After Stumbling detroit lions Chosen Jahmir Gibbs in the first round. There was no way he was going to sit with De’Andre Swift, who averaged 5.1 yards per carry last season.
To help the Lions with any anger in their locker room, on Saturday, Rosman traded 2023 seventh-rounders, and sent a 2025 the fourth, to get Smith off Detroit’s hands so they could save team chemistry. Basically two years from now, he gets a dependable replacement for leading rusher Miles Sanders. This fall, the repeatable kicks to the gut that form the Eagles’ rushing attack will include Swift, Rashaad Penny — who’s done better than six yards per pass over the past two seasons — and their quarterback Joe fullback, like Jalen Hurts. does squats.
Last season, Rosman built one of the best wide receiving corps in the NFL by acquiring AJ Brown, who tennessee titans didn’t want to pay. They sent the Eagles’ No. 18 pick to the Titans – again they were still able to draft Davis at No. 13 – and a third rounder.
Rosman is walking past the NFL general managers to the lunch table and slapping them all on the back of the head while at the same time removing french fries from their trays.
For two straight drafts, Rosman has been d’bo for the NFL’s Reds. He’s taking what he wants when it comes to dominating his team. Instead of “Dreams and Nightmares”, the Eagles’ new anthem should be Mobb Deep’s “Give Up the Goods”.
If I were an NFL GM, every time I looked up the 215 area code on my cell phone I would lock my doors, and kneel down in chairs. Then, in the general manager group chat, I’ll send “Howie is coming” with a GIF of Omar. Wire,
Howie Rosman is one fat customer, and the rest of the NFL will have to find a way to provide some resistance to keep him from incessantly taking his cookies.