5. Philadelphia Eagles
All the draft noise linking Bijan Robinson to the Eagles with the 10th overall pick was just that, and it became moot point anyway when the Atlanta Falcons took the top running back in this year’s draft class at No. 8.
The Eagles lost last year’s leading rusher Miles Sanders to the Carolina Panthers in free agency, and the oft-injured (to put it mildly) Rashaad Penny was signed to take his place on the depth chart. With Penny on the depth chart is Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott. Gainwell certainly has the most upside of that trio, but how he’d hold up as a lead back remains a question.
The Eagles are in a win-now mode after a Super Bowl appearance, and any depth holes on the roster that can be shored up are certainly on general manager Howie Roseman’s radar. A Day 3 draft pick may accomplish the same thing a trade for Swift would in that regard, as we enter the final day of the draft as of this writing. But the cost wouldn’t be high (in trade compensation or one year of pay) to take a flier on Swift and add a piece to the Philadelphia backfield.
For what it’s worth, more in terms of his agent possibly working with the Lions to find him a new team as ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler suggested, Swift is a Philadelphia native.