Entering Week 10, the Philadelphia Eagles remain the only undefeated team in the NFL.
While their streak doesn’t look likely to end soon, one would assume it gives them a late pick in the NFL Draft next year.
However, the Eagles actually have an unfair advantage as they head into the 2023 NFL Draft.
So what gives them an unfair advantage over other teams heading into next year’s draft?
Saints record gives Eagles unfair advantage in 2023 draft
When Fox Sports posted a tweet showing the top ten picks, the 8-0 Eagles came up with the sixth pick.
However, the graphic they show lets fans know that this sixth overall pick is from the New Orleans Saints.
Top 10 NFL draft picks so far ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/7SS11LcAmw
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) November 9, 2022
How the Eagles got that pick came from a deal they made ahead of the NFL Draft this season.
In the deal, the Eagles got five draft picks while the Saints got three.
The three picks the Saints got in 2022 include two first-round picks (16th and 19th overall) and one sixth-round pick.
While the three picks the Saints got were for the 2022 draft, the Eagles’ picks were for 2022, 2023 and 2024.
The only pick they got for the 2023 draft is the first-round pick which puts the Eagles sixth in the 2023 draft order.
If the Saints continue to have a bad season, the Eagles will have an unfair advantage.
However, if the Saints make improvements, this choice could lose value.
So, the advantage the Eagles currently hold in the draft depends solely on the Saints.