PHILADELPHIA -- New Eagles general manager Howie Roseman says he's going to be aggressive in this draft. With seven picks in the first four rounds -- more than any other team -- the Eagles can afford to be very aggressive.
According to sources, Roseman has been burning up the phone lines. He has talked to the Broncos, who are at the No. 11 spot, and the Dolphins at No. 12. He is trying to determine what it would take to move up from No. 24 in the first round to take a blue chip defensive player -- a safety, a cornerback or perhaps the top rated defensive end in this draft, Derrick Morgan of Georgia Tech, who grew up in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.
Remember, the Eagles have a blitzing defense but gave up 15 touchdown passes off the blitz last season, more than any other team in the NFL.
Sal Paolantonio, who covers the NFL for ESPN, is the author of “How Football Explains America” (Triumph Books: Chicago).