Soon after Los Angeles Rams got the top pick in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft with the Tennessee Titans, it was time for another “blockbuster trade.” This time, it’s between the Eagles and Browns.
According to the CBS Sports reports, the Eagles agreed to a trade “with the Browns to move up to the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.”
“The expectation is that they’ll take one of the top two quarterbacks, either Jared Goff or Carson Wentz.”
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman was quoted as saying, “By making the initial trade with Miami earlier this offseason and with this trade today with Cleveland, we feel that we have put ourselves in the best possible position to draft an impact player. We will now focus our energy on the next step.”
Here are the details of the pick as posted by the website.
The Eagles get: The No. 2 pick in 2016 and a 2017 fourth-round pick.
The Browns get: The No. 8 pick in 2016, the No. 77 pick (third round) in 2016, the No. 100 pick (fourth round) in 2016, a 2017 first-rounder and a 2018 second-rounder.
Now the question is, who should Browns choose? Goff and Wentz, both are considered to be the best quarterbacks in the draft.
“Pretty even in my opinion,” coach Doug Pederson told Philly.com. “From all the physical tools, both of them are extremely gifted there. Good arm strength, mobility. Obviously, Carson’s a little bigger, maybe a little better athlete right now. But there’s not much separating those two.”
But in an earlier interview, Pederson did talk about his love for Goff. But Goff is rumoured to be the hot favourite for the Rams who got the top overall pick just last week.
Last Thursday, the Titans had announced that the Rams acquired the “No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft.”
The team also announced that in “exchange for the top pick” they would receive the “Rams’ original first-round pick at 15th overall, two second-rounders (43rd and 45th overall) and a third-round selection (76th).”