NFL Draft 2022: Howie Roseman says Eagles' can't waste resources – Eagles Wire

The NFL never sleeps and just weeks after the Rams were victorious in the Super Bowl, all eyes are on the scouting combine, free agency, and April’s draft.
Philadelphia will have three first-round picks in April’s draft, cap space to be players in free agency while keeping an eye on that one key acquisition that can catapult the Birds right back into the playoffs.
Eagles’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Howie Roseman recently sat down with Dave Spadaro to discuss the current roster, the salary cap, the draft, free agency, and more ahead of the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine.
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Roseman told Spadaro that last year at this time Philadelphia was sort of handicapped due to changes with the coaching staff and a new direction in scheme and personnel. After learning things about his staff, what Nick Sirianni and Jonathan Gannon prefer from a roster build and the talents of all involved, the Eagles GM feels extremely comfortable heading into the combine, free agency, and the draft.
Roseman spoke of being able to now properly evaluate the Eagles’ players based on the scheme and designs of his coaching staff.
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At around the 2:00 mark, Roseman made it clear that Philadelphia was focused on the present, but also building and looking towards the future. That’s a key statement because based on how the draft and free agency flow, Roseman could push a first-round pick back via trade for 2023.
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Roseman said the Eagles were solely focused on amassing more assets and resources so that Philadelphia could be in a position to avoid a four or five-year rebuild in a way that the team could acquire good players going forward.
Now after watching how players like DeVonta Smith and Landon Dickerson fit, Roseman is fully prepared to move forward.
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Spadaro highlighted that the Eagles were among the teams at the top of the league in draft capital and offseason resources.
Roseman talked about gathering as much information as possible on prospects so that the Eagles can make good decisions. Roseman also talked about prospects and potential fits, with the emphasis on not forcing a fit or forcing a pick on the player that simply doesn’t fit what Philadelphia is doing on both sides of the ball.
Roseman most importantly was cognitive of the Eagles’ past missteps, as Philadelphia can ill-afford to waste those resources or three first-round picks.
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Roseman made it clear that Philadelphia is never satisfied with roster-building and he approaches it from a 2 or 3-year window. The Eagles would like to have a scenario where the 53-man roster is filled with players that can start.
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