After the Eagles traded Donovan McNabb for the Redskins second round pick a couple weeks ago, I said it now makes sense why they worked out Eric Berry.
That's because the Eagles are now equipped with the draft choices to possibly move into the top ten. Peter King of SI.com confirmed the Eagles interest in nabbing one of the top two safeties -- at least one of which is expected to go in the top seven picks of the draft.
"I think the Eagles want to come up," King wrote.
"Let me rephrase that -- I know they want to come up. The Eagles are in a very small club, teams that want to jump up from low in the first round to the upper half. I believe Philly wants one of the two safeties in the draft -- Eric Berry of Tennessee or Earl Thomas of Texas. With the 24th, 35th, 55th and 70th picks, the Eagles absolutely have the ammo to move up."
As I said a couple weeks ago, it makes sense that the Chiefs would be interested in the Eagles as a trade partner because there's a precedent for this.
Last year, the Chiefs reportedly offered the Lions the third overall pick for the 20th and 33rd picks. The Lions said no. This year the Chiefs could conceivably offer the fifth pick for the Eagles' 24th and 37th.
The value in each of those trades seems to match up. Why wouldn't they be interested in that deal again?
As far as the Chiefs chances of trading the pick, GM Scott Pioli said on Friday 'We're open for business.'