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Paolantonio: Eagles Looking To Move Up

If ESPN's Sal Paolantonio is correct, the Eagles should expect a bigger-than-normal phone bill at the end of this month courtesy of general manager Howie Roseman.

According to Paolantonio, Roseman has talked to the Denver Broncos and the Miami Dolphins about moving up in the first round of tonight's draft. The Broncos and the Dolphins own the No. 11 and 12 overall picks, respectively.


Paolantonio wrote that the Eagles want a blue-chip defensive player. He cited three positions - safety, cornerback and defensive end - and specifically mentioned defensive end Derrick Morgan from Georgia Tech. Morgan is the consensus top-rated defensive end in this draft class and grew up in nearby Coatesville, Pa.

One of the stats that would support Paolantonio's argument is that the Eagles gave up 15 touchdown passes off the blitz last season, which was more than any other team in the NFL.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 11:15 a.m., April 22

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