Eagles reportedly a ‘likely trade partner’ with Browns if Cleveland moves 2nd overall pick


The Eagles were listed as the primary runner-up to the Los Angeles Rams after Tennessee shipped away the 1st overall pick in a blockbuster pre-draft trade. All offseason long, Howie Roseman, Doug Pederson, and Jeffrey Lurie have been making scouting rounds of the top quarterback prospects in the class and seemingly made a strong push to try and land one with the top pick. Despite the Rams presenting the best offer for the 1st pick, the Eagles don't appear to have been deterred in their pursuit of either California's Jared Goff or Carson Wentz of North Dakota State. According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, Philadelphia is very much in the running to acquire the 2nd overall pick, held currently by the Browns.


Here are some more of the details in Cabot's article:

The Browns are actively shopping their No. 2 pick and initiating calls with teams in the top 10 to try to trade down, a league source confirmed for cleveland.com.

One likely trade partner, the source said, is the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 8, who were the runner-ups to the Rams in the sweepstakes to move up to No. 1 with the Titans.

As the draft has drawn closer, the Eagles desire to acquire their quarterback of the future has appeared more and more apparent.  Though the cost to move up to #2 would be a steep one, there is an argument to be made for not putting a price on securing the future of that position in particular. Much like last offseason, the Eagles look as if they'll be mentioned in trade talks until the hours leading up to the actual draft. Time will tell if they are able to make the move this year. 

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

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