Timmy Jernigan, a former standout defensive tackle at Florida State, is being traded from the Ravens to the Eagles after three seasons.
Jernigan is being traded along with the No. 99 overall pick—a compensatory third rounder—for the Eagles' No. 74 pick, a jump of 25 spots in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Jernigan has been a productive player for the Ravens since entering the NFL, after playing a key role in Florida State's 2014 National Championship. In three seasons, he has racked up 91 total tackles and 13 sacks, with a career-high five sacks in 2016.
Eagles vice president of football operations Howie Roseman seems pretty happy with the acquisition. From ESPN:
"We are excited to add Timmy Jernigan to our defensive front. It was hard to move down in the third round, but we believe in building along the lines, and he is a good fit for our scheme," Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said. "At 24 years old, his best football is still ahead of him. We still have at least one pick in every round and eight total picks in the draft that will take place in Philadelphia in front of our fans in a few weeks."
The Eagles are looking to build on a 7-9 record in year one under Doug Pederson.