There was growing speculation that the Redskins were becoming increasingly interested in either Jimmy Clausen with the fourth overall pick or Colt McCoy at pick 37.
After trading the 37th overall pick for Donovan McNabb, think again. Washington finally has its quarterback. Philadelphia has yet another pick.
Phiadelphia now has the following picks: 24, 37, 55, 70, 87, 105, 121, 137, 200, 243, 244. All of those picks will afford the Eagles the ability to move up to grab the exact players they want.
The Eagles will also receive either a third- or fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft.
In February, we wondered if Philadelphia held the keys to the draft. With five of the first 90 picks, it seems that way.
Even with the trade, there will only be a small hiccup in the ongoing SB Nation writers mock draft. We're putting everything on hold for a day.
You know, I've been thinking about this for a couple weeks now in event that McNabb was traded: Is Philadelphia rebuilding?
I ask that because they clearly have some big questions that need answered.
Quarterback aside, think about who is on the Eagles. Are Jeremy Maclin or DeSean Jackson really No. 1 receivers? How will LeSean McCoy react to being the lead running back? How will Asante Samuel play this year while wanting a new contract? And who lines up opposite him? What happens when or if the linebackers don't stay healthy again? Will new defensive end Darryl Tapp adapt well enough to the team's defensive scheme?
That's a lot of questions for a team that just gave itself another one: Were Kevin Kolb's sensational two games last season merely a mirage?
The Eagles are getting younger, have first or second year players at the offensive skill positions and a glut of draft picks. If this isn't rebuilding, what is?