Philadelphia has acquired defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and the No. 99 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft from Baltimore in exchange for the draft's No. 74 overall selection, the two teams announced Tuesday.
It is safe to say the Eagles made this move with the idea of starting Jernigan, as the defensive tackle started 16 games for the Ravens last season.
Jernigan is set to be a free agent at the end of 2017, and the Ravens just signed fellow defensive tackleBrandon Williams to a five-year, $52 million extension with $33.75 million guaranteed last month.
This will now give the Ravens four picks in first three rounds of the draft. Jernigan provides the Eagles with more depth on the defensive line, especially with Bennie Logan leaving for Kansas City via free agency. With injuries keeping Jernigan from the field, he's had a delayed development until 2016 when he started 15 games. Newsome went on to say, "This will allow our young group of defensive linemen an opportunity to compete and play".
"We are excited to add Timmy Jernigan to our defensive front".
Jernigan, 24, is entering his fourth season in the NFL. They have eight total picks in the draft, including five on Day 3.
Jernigan had been a disappointment in Baltimore since being selected in the second round of the 2014 National Football League draft.