Eagles acquire 2nd overall pick in trade with Browns


The Eagles announced Wednesday that they've acquired the 2nd overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by way of a trade with the Cleveland Browns. 


The deal positions the Eagles to select one of the two top quarterback prospects in the class: either Jared Goff of California or North Dakota State's Carson Wentz.

The team also attached a statement by executive vice president of football operations. Howie Roseman. 


The compensation going back to Cleveland was scattered over three different offseasons and the Eagles also have a fourth round pick in 2017 coming back their way. 

This is undoubtedly the most high-risk move made by Roseman during any point of his tenure in Philadelphia and will likely define his legacy, for better or worse. For Eagles fans, the draft becomes the most important for the organization since 1999 when they landed their last franchise quarterback: Donovan McNabb.

Somers Price is a contributor for Eagledelphia.com and can be followed on Twitter @somersprice

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