The Philadelphia Eagles are being very mysterious about their intentions with DeSean Jackson, and the Pro Bowl receiver is being just as weird. While we’ve heard that Jackson would be just short of depressed if he were traded from Philly, we’ve also heard he is so offended that he’s going to hold out on the team.
The same can be said about the Eagles, who have said he won’t be traded but won’t turn away trade talks. The latest bit of news out of Philly seems to suggest the Eagles are very open to trading Jackson as according to Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com, the Eagles have put a price tag on trade talks — an optimistic one in his eye.
When a report emerged from CSN Philly’s Derrick Gunn that the Eagles were “seeking at least a third-round pick and potentially more” in exchange for DeSean Jackson, the instant reaction was that the Eagles would be the victims of highway robbery if indeed a deal containing that compensation transpired.
However, a 3rd round pick may actually be optimistic.
Jackson was compared to the Percy Harvin trade we saw last year in which a first-round pick and other considerations were given up by the Seattle Seahawks. Kempski states that Jackson is more of a risk than Harvin was from a personality point of view, and a third round pick may be a steep price.
That being said, someone may flip a third rounder for Jackson and as the draft approaches, talks should continue to heat up.