PHILADELPHIA, PA – In a move that could lead to selecting a quarterback in next week’s NFL Draft, the Eagles have acquired the No. 2 overall pick in next week’s draft from Cleveland in exchange for five picks.
The Browns are getting Philadelphia’s first-round pick this year (No. 8), a third-round pick (No. 77) and fourth-rounder (No. 100), plus a first-rounder in 2017 and a fourth-rounder in 2018.
Cleveland also sends a fourth-round pick in 2017 to the Eagles.
The trade presumably allows Philadelphia to select one of the top quarterback prospects, Carson Wentz of North Dakota State or Jared Goff of California at No. 2. The Los Angeles Rams already acquired the top overall pick from Tennessee for a slew of picks and have indicated they will take a quarterback.
If they do pick a quarterback, it will be a crowded depth chart. This past off-season, the Eagles have re-signed 2015 starter Sam Bradford to a two year contract and acquired Chase Daniel who was Alex Smith’s back-up in Kansas City.
(The Associated Press contributed to this post)