Merrill Reese: Wouldn't have traded two first-round picks for Ramsey

Dave Uram
October 16, 2019 - 10:55 am
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) runs a cover route during the second half against the Tennessee Titans at TIAA Bank Field.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Eagles are at the Cowboys on Sunday night. And even though it's Cowboys Week, the discussion right now is about a trade the Eagles didn't make. The Los Angeles Rams got corner Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars for two first-round picks and one fourth-round pick. 

We asked The Voice of the Eagles, Merrill Reese: If the Birds could have made that move, would you have liked for them to do it?

"I would like them to have had Jalen Ramsey, because I think he'd be a great asset to this team. They need help. They need help in the secondary, and they need it badly, and Jalen Ramsey is a great player," Reese said. "But I would never have given up two first-round draft choices for any defensive back.

"When you're talking about two first-round draft picks, you're talking about the future of your football team, and I think when you're paying that kind of a price it should only be for a potential franchise quarterback, and of course the Eagles have a franchise quarterback in Carson Wentz. And they had a do a lot of dealing (to get him)."

We asked Reese how he felt about NFC rival the Rams getting Ramsey.

"The Rams are a struggling team right now, and I think the Eagles have to worry about themselves. There are other teams that are better than the Rams right now. First of all, Jared Goff is off in his game. He doesn't look anything like the Jared Goff that took his team to a Super Bowl. Right now, I'd take Carson Wentz over Jared Goff in a second," he said.