Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill (15) and Stanford Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck (12) watch the workouts during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Peter King published his 10 things he thinks regarding the upcoming draft this morning and addressed the rumors over the weekend that the Eagles might be interested in jumping up to #4. That rumor was later quashed, but the suggestion is still out there.
King says the Eagles could move up, but it won't be anywhere in the top 3-8 picks.
The Eagles don't want to trade up from 15 to anywhere between three and eight. It'd cost too much, and I sense their interest in Tannehill has been overstated. Philadelphia has sniffed around the quarterback position through the offseason, which could be a sign they've cooled on Michael Vick as their long-term solution at the position, and the Eagles have been linked to the Texas A&M quarterback because they sent quarterback coach Doug Pederson to the school to work out Tannehill two weeks ago. The Eagles might pay something to move up for Tannehill, but it won't be much, and the move won't be far.
I would tend to agree with King here. I've addressed why at length in the past, but the general idea is that I just don't see the desperation needed to pay the price for a move like that. Neither does Peter King nor does any beat writer associated with the Eagles either (at least that I've seen).