Philadelphia Eagles trade WR Jordan Matthews and draft pick for Bills cornerback

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In Buffalo, Matthews also steps in as the logical No. 1 target for Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

For his National Football League tenure as a whole, Watkins has registered 153 receptions for 2,459 yards and 17 touchdowns across 37 regular-season games. Well, it didn't take long for the team to find a partner. A three-time Atlantic Coast Conference champion, Darby was named the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 2012 and helped the Seminoles win the BCS National Championship in 2013.

As for Matthews, there are many who were critical of the fourth-year wideout. 2014 RE-DRAFT:Where Would Watkins, Matthews Be Drafted in Hindsight?

The 2017 season will be the Bills' first under first-year general manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott.

Part of the issue is that Matthews' value is hard to gauge. Something has got to give, and it's got to be Matthews playing on the perimeter. He is now dealing with knee tendinitis, which kept him from practicing for a good portion of the spring.

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Jones was already our pick for Buffalo's breakout player this year, but his outlook improves even more now. The Eagles are also high on rookie Mack Hollins and second-year player Marcus Johnson.

But Matthews' departure will still leave a void.

Darby automatically adds more depth to a secondary that was projected to start 2016 seventh-round pick Jalen Mills and veteran journeyman Patrick Robinson at cornerback.

Brooks, who was in line to be the Eagles' slot corner this season, suffered a hamstring injury in the Eagles' 24-9 loss at Green Bay on Thursday night. Inconsistency has plagued the group during the spring and summer, and defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has made it quite clear that the competition is far from settled.

Talk and rumors about the Eagles' possibly trading Matthews have been floating for months and it's those rumors - true or not - that actually led to the Eagles' receiving calls about him, Roseman said. "This isn't one where you're celebrating and doing a dance because you're giving up a good player and a good pick".

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