Dec 31, 2013; El Paso, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Anthony Barr (11) walks off the field after winning the 2013 Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium. UCLA defeated Virginia Tech 42-12. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Philadelphia Eagles could trade up for Anthony Barr, Mike Evans

The Philadelphia Eagles have a need at wide receiver after releasing wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who signed with the Washington Redskins and could use both a pass rusher and a safety, among other things.

However, they may not be able to get the type of impact they want with their first pick, the 22nd overall pick in the first round.

That’s why the Eagles haven’t ruled out trading up.

“I was worried about the future damage I would do by sitting in there and going, ‘I like that player, I like that player,’ so I actually left the building,” Eagles’ General Manager Howie Roseman told Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly. “And I started walking around the field for an hour and just kind of looking at my phone on it, because I felt it was the right thing to do.”

“If you can get past the moment Friday, Saturday, the moment in that round and find something to do … then it’s still a good decision. But it hurts. It hurts when you’re sitting in a round without a pick.”

Mosher speculates the the Eagle would go up for either UCLA Bruins’ pass rusher Anthony Barr and Texas A&M Aggies’ wide receiver Mike Evans.

Tags: 2014 NFL Draft Anthony Barr Mike Evans Philadelphia Eagles

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