The Eagles moved back four spots in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft to add an additional pick and a quarterback.
With the 167th overall pick, the Eagles chose quarterback Clayton Thorson out of Northwestern.
The trade with New England netted a seventh-round pick, the 246th overall selection.
The winningest quarterback in Northwestern history, Thorson completed 58.4 percent of his career attempts for 10,731 yards with 61 touchdowns against 45 interceptions for a 118.1 passer rating. He also added 27 touchdowns on the ground. A four-year starter for the Wildcats, the 6-4, 222-pound Thorson is also the school's most prolific passer in terms of passing yards, completions, and touchdowns. He set the Big Ten record for most starts by a quarterback with 53.
As a senior, Thorson threw for 3,183 yards and 17 touchdowns while rushing for nine more as he was named All-Big Ten honorable mention. In his final college game, Thorson engineered a second-half comeback against Utah earning Offensive MVP honors in the Holiday Bowl.
A native of Wheaton, Illinois, Thorson was a four-star recruit and the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback in the country out of Wheaton North High School. A first-team All-State selection as a senior, Thorson twice led his high school to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs.