On Tuesday, September 6th, Howie Roseman hopped on 94 WIP Radio. The Eagles General Manager took a moment to reflect on his first-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft and he said “It’s obvious. I’m not going to sit here and lie. We’d love to have that moment back.”
Howie Roseman then said he got caught up on fit at the time instead of talent. Roseman wanted Jalen Reagor to come in and play a specific role instead of bringing in the talented Justin Jefferson. Howie Roseman said, “That’s on me, 100 percent.” Taking responsibility is a step in the growth of any position in the NFL. What Howie says after was also intriguing. “I also promise you one thing, if I make a mistake I’m going to do everything in my power to make it up.” Said Howie Roseman. Can he back that statement up?
Did Howie Roseman Clear His Name In Just Two Years?
Yes, Howie Roseman has gone fully ballistic this off-season as he turned a playoff team into a Super Bowl contender. The two biggest draft flaws on Roseman’s table were shipped off within a month of each other in J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Jalen Reagor. Wide receiver A.J. Brown and safety Chauncey Gardener-Johnson were two huge trades in the NFL landscape. On top of the Brown trade, Roseman inked Brown for four more seasons in Philadelphia. Howie Roseman also loaded up in the free agency market, acquiring Haason Reddick, James Bradberry, and Kyzir White to round out this elite defense.
This whole article started with Howie Roseman’s draft woes, but he has leveled up since then. In 2021, He drafted Devonta Smith to back up his new talent over fit mentality alongside getting Landon Dickerson to sure up the offensive line. In 2022, Howie Roseman outdid himself. Jordan Davis would have been the best player available without positional value, and he got him outside the top 10 alongside trading the other first-round pick to get A.J. Brown. In the second round, He selected Cam Jurgens who looks like a Jason Kelce prototype from what we have seen so far, and followed that up with NaKobe Dean in the third. His draft woes are behind and beneath him now.