According to Rand Getlin of NFL Media, the Eagles remain to a team to keep an eye on regarding a quarterback at the top of the draft, depending on who the Rams take with the No. 1 overall pick.
- Ian Rapoport also believes the Eagles could attempt to trade up to No. 2 overall with the Browns if Los Angeles ends up taking their preferred quarterback with the top pick.
- Getlin mentions that the Eagles didn’t put all that time into vetting quarterback prospects for nothing.
Yesterday, Rapoport reported that the Eagles had “exploratory talks” about trading up to No. 1 overall with the Titans. However, the Tennessee got a huge package of draft picks from the Rams that includes two first rounders, two second rounders and two third rounders over the next two years.
The Eagles have done extensive work on this year’s crop of quarterback prospects, which included owner Jeffery Lurie traveling with executive Howie Roseman and HC Doug Pederson to meet with quarterbacks.
Earlier in the week, Lance Zierlein reported that there is “more and more smoke” regarding the Browns and their No. 2 overall pick right now. According to Zierlein, the Browns could be willing to trade out of the No. 2 overall pick look to target a quarterback in round two.
Dane Brugler of CBS Sports also mentioned that the Browns are looking to accumulate more draft picks, and he wouldn’t be shocked to see Cleveland trade out of the No. 2 spot.
The consensus belief has been for months now has been that the Browns were likely to take either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff at No. 2 overall, but you probably can’t rule anything out with the new regime in Cleveland.
Cleveland signed Robert Griffin III to a two-year contract worth $15 million and included $6.75 million guaranteed, so they may prefer to see what he can do with a fresh start and in Hue Jackson’s offense while focusing on a long-term rebuild through the draft.
One potential option for the Browns in a trade back could be MSU QB Connor Cook, as there has been a decent amount of buzz about being a popular option at the end of round one or possibly in round two.
It’s hard to put a lot of stock in any draft reports at this time of the year, but it’s at least something to keep an eye on in the coming weeks.
We’ll have more regarding the Eagles possibly moving up for a quarterback as the news is available.