The Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday acquired the No. 2 overall pick in next week’s NFL Draft from the Cleveland Browns, effectively putting the team in position to select one of the top two quarterbacks — Cal’s Jared Goff and North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz — available in the draft.
It’s the second such deal we’ve seen in as many weeks — the Rams completed a blockbuster deal with the Titans last week, acquiring the No. 1 pick in exchange for four picks in the first three rounds of this year’s draft, and the Rams’ first- and third-round picks in next year’s draft.
General manager Howie Roseman paid handsomely for the right — the Eagles sent their No. 8 pick, a third-round pick (No. 77), a fourth-round pick (No. 100), a 2017 first-round pick, and a 2018 second-round pick. Additionally, Philadelphia received a 2017 fourth-round pick back in the deal.
That leaves Roseman with the No. 2 pick, a third-round pick at No. 79, two fifth-round picks, one sixth-round pick, and two seventh-round picks for this year’s draft. It is fully expected that the Eagles will select whichever quarterback remains between Wentz and Goff after the Los Angeles Rams select No. 1 overall.
This offseason, the Eagles signed quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel during free agency — Bradford received a two-year, $35 million contract. Daniel, who served as the Chiefs backup last season, will assume the same role in Philadelphia with one of the most hefty contracts, he signed a three-year, $21 million deal.
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