Eagles fans had an emotional first night of the 2020 NFL Draft.
With their sights set on three wide receivers - CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy, and Henry Ruggs - heading into the first round, the three staying on the board after the first 10 picks made it seem general manager Howie Roseman would have a shot at trading up for one of the three.
Oklahoma's Lamb was the last one standing, still available at No. 13... and then No. 14... and then No. 15... and then at No. 16, just five picks ahead of the Eagles' No. 21 selection.
Eagles fans thought Roseman might pull the trigger and trade up to No. 16 to take Lamb, and tension began to build:
Go get Lamb. Now. @Eagles— Patrick (@EaglesPMC) April 24, 2020
melting down— #1 dad pederson visor stan (@ilovechooch) April 24, 2020
This is the outcome that Eagles fans will hate most, I imagine. https://t.co/Z8TCuRzpjZ— EJ Smith (@EJSmith94) April 24, 2020
My hopes are up now for CeeDee Lamb. This needs to happen. Now.— Gym Shorts (@IgglesCoverage) April 24, 2020
I'm calling Dimitroff my damn self.— Michael Kist (@MichaelKistNFL) April 24, 2020
Welp, if Dallas takes Lamb that would be bad.— John Stolnis (@JohnStolnis) April 24, 2020
BRING ME C. LAMB— Zoo With Roy (@zoowithroy) April 24, 2020
If the Cowboys take CeeDee Lamb...— Gym Shorts (@IgglesCoverage) April 24, 2020
Dallas would absolutely take Lamb just to keep him from the Eagles with it being this close.— Music Fan Person (@saveitnerds_) April 24, 2020
I'm going to d*e— Rohan Singh (@haan_singh91) April 24, 2020
Then, the unthinkable happened: the Falcons kept their pick but didn't take Lamb, which meant the Dallas Cowboys suddenly had the opportunity to use their No. 17 selection on the player Eagles fans wanted the most.
A nightmare scenario, to be certain.
Jerry Jones pushed the button, adding Lamb to a Dallas offense that will likely have Philly shaking its collective head for years, and Eagles fans... didn't take it well:
Ohhhhhh boy https://t.co/KlP0UHQnsu— Brian Coulter (@PhilaBCoulter) April 24, 2020
.....— Bleeding Green Nation (@BleedingGreen) April 24, 2020
boos ring across the Delaware Valley https://t.co/sjrThOnIX6— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) April 24, 2020
you're an absolute disgrace @eagles— #1 punished seb fan (@philatticus) April 24, 2020
Well, that's a freaking disaster.— John Stolnis (@JohnStolnis) April 24, 2020
kill me— Matt Carey (@RealMattCarey) April 24, 2020
HOWIEEE NOOOO— DelcoDelphia (@DelcoDelphia) April 24, 2020
Unreal. Just Unreal.— Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) April 24, 2020
Had to be the freakin Cowboys— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) April 24, 2020
EAGLES IS A DISGRACE— JJ Antifa-Whiteside (@FanSince09) April 24, 2020
Howie is going to get roasted. #Eagles— Jason Ashworth (@AllAshworth) April 24, 2020
Guess Howie didn't like Lamb that much...— Andrew Kulp (@KulpSays) April 24, 2020
Howie Roseman is going to get absolutely crushed. Rightfully so.— Gym Shorts (@IgglesCoverage) April 24, 2020
After that absolute rollercoaster of emotions, by the time the Eagles announced their own surprising pick - wide receiver Jalen Reagor from TCU, instead of LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson - Birds fans seemed pretty underwhelmed by the whole thing.
Fine. https://t.co/IFjCx9pZx9— John Stolnis (@JohnStolnis) April 24, 2020
uh— collin mehalick (@collin) April 24, 2020
WHO?!— JJ Antifa-Whiteside (@FanSince09) April 24, 2020
no idea who this person is— #1 punished seb fan (@philatticus) April 24, 2020
I'm not saying it's a good pick or a bad pick. I'm just saying I'm not a fan of Reagor there.— Andrew Kulp (@KulpSays) April 24, 2020
pffffffffffffffffttttttttttttt— Treb (@treblaw) April 24, 2020
oh no https://t.co/z8ztMCDtFh— Alex Smith (@Alex_Smith720) April 24, 2020
oooook. better be right.— Mike (@85mf) April 24, 2020
Reagor over Jefferson!?— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 24, 2020
Good luck convincing fans this was the right move, Howie.
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