Alex Marvez reports that if the Browns and Eagles reach an agreement on a trade that would send the No. 2 overall pick to Philadelphia, it would include first- and third-round picks in 2016 and 2017.
- Marvez confirms that a potential deal would break down to the two teams swapping first-round picks in 2016 with the Eagles sending the Browns two third-round picks this year, their first-rounder in 2017 and their 2017 third-round selection.
Reports from earlier in the day mentioned that the Browns were “actively shopping” their No. 2 pick overall pick around the league, and a number of reporters have mentioned the Eagles as a team to watch in regards to a potential trade.
According to Jeff Darlington, Browns VP of football operations Sashi Brown was making calls to teams drafting inside the Top 10 picks.
The two teams sitting in the top 10 that make the most sense for a possible trade up to No. 2 are the 49ers and Eagles, who have both put in a lot of time with this year’s quarterback prospects.
Yesterday, Jason Cole of B/R reported NFL executives around the league who have said that the value of the Browns’ No. 2 overall pick has gone “way up” since the Rams completed their trade with the Titans for No. 1 overall.
The executive believes the No. 2 pick is clearly the most valuable pick right now and teams are eyeing a potential deal with the Browns for one of the two top quarterback prospects.
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.
We’ll have more regarding the Browns’ draft plans as the news is available.