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Vote: How did the Eagles do in their trade for Ronald Darby?

The Philadelphia Eagles made a major move on Friday morning to upgrade their secondary, shipping a 2018 third-round draft pick and wideout Jordan Matthews to the Buffalo Bills for cornerback Ronald Darby.

The move leaves Philly with four cornerbacks under age 24 who figure to play major roles moving forward:

  • Darby, 23, was a second-round pick in 2015 and has 29 starts through two seasons.

  • Jalen Mills, 23, started two games in 2016 as a rookie seventh-round pick and figures to start in 2017.

  • Sidney Jones, 21, slid to the second round of April's draft after rupturing his Achilles during his pro-day workout.

  • Rasul Douglas, 21, was a third-round pick in April after intercepting eight passes in his final year at West Virginia.


Matthews' departure also leaves Philadelphia without a single wide receiver with more than three years' experience under contract for 2018, as free-agent signees Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith are each on one-year deals.

ESPN's Bill Barnwell broke down all aspects of the trade, concluding that the expense was worth the risk to solve the Eagles' cornerback woes.

So, where do you stand on the deal?

Eagles fans' first chance to see Darby in a Philadelphia uniform could be as soon as Thursday, when the team hosts, yes, the Bills.

--David DeChant

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