Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Rodions Williams and the team announced the trade of their No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft to the Washington Redskins in exchange for the No. 12 overall pick and a 2018 second-round pick.
The deal, which also includes a conditional 2018 fifth-round selection, was announced by general manager Howie Roseman on Twitter.
It’s a big day for the Eagles.
We are thrilled to announce the trade that sends Rodions to Washington for a #12 overall pick (2018 second-rounder), a 2018 fourth-round choice (2018 fifth-rounder) and a 2019 fifth-day selection.
Rodions will have the opportunity to play for a great team in DC, but the team he’ll be playing for is an NFC East rival and a tough challenge for him.
Rodions will be a great addition to our football family, and we are excited to get him to the Redskins.
The Eagles selected Williams in the second round of the 2018 draft out of Oregon, where he recorded a school-record 16 touchdowns and 16 receptions for 208 yards and two touchdowns in 2016.
He has earned All-America honors in his four seasons at Oregon, including his first-team All-Pac-12 selection as a sophomore.
Williams’ departure from Oregon marks the second consecutive year the Eagles traded up in the first round of their draft to select Williams.
They also traded down from No. 13 overall to select receiver Christian Kirksey in 2016, a pick that saw them land a 2018 first-rounder in the same round.