The Philadelphia Eagles traded with the Cleveland Browns to move up to the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. It's kind of a big deal! Stay tuned to BGN for more analysis coming soon. In the meantime, here are a bunch of reactions to the trade.
Bottom line: This is the best way to start building w/ new coach and fulfill your ultimate vision. Couldn't play QB bandaid like Chip tried.— Dan (@dklausner) April 20, 2016
The Eagles making a move like this makes more sense, to me, than settling for meh-to-good indefinitely. It’s a plan. Those are helpful.— Adam Hermann (@AdamWHermann) April 20, 2016
Eagles actually sitting Wentz/Goff would require a level of organizational patience that hasn’t existed in the NFL in about a decade.— Joe Dolan (@FG_Dolan) April 20, 2016
After digesting trade compensation, it's not bad. -3 in net picks, which isn't a killer. Big downside is if 2017 1st is early.— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) April 20, 2016
So if you add in trade w/ Miami to move up to #8, Eagles transitive price for #2:— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) April 20, 2016
#Eagles were the most aggressive team trying to move up to No. 2 after trying to move up to No. 1. A week before the draft, fireworks.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 20, 2016
Two new GMs at the top of the draft coming in. Two hauls in exchange for their picks. Chance to build their rosters.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 20, 2016
#Eagles really following Andy Reid template. Will have No. 2 overall pick for Doug Pederson to draft potential franchise QB (Carson Wentz).— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) April 20, 2016
It's definitely Wentz. https://t.co/uLzfTeX5WE— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) April 20, 2016
The #Eagles informed the QB prospects that signing Sam Bradford & Chase Daniel wouldn't affect their pursuit of a franchise QB. It didn't— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 20, 2016
#Eagles just made the second worst trade I've seen in the last week.— Michael Tanier (@MikeTanier) April 20, 2016
From what I understand, Eagles are comfortable with both QBs. Everyone assumes Goff at No. 1, but if not PHI is happy with Goff at No. 2— Todd McShay (@McShay13) April 20, 2016
The #Eagles aren't trading Sam Bradford. Instead, they created a situation where their rookie QB doesn't have to play for a year (or two).— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 20, 2016
The easiest takes on this trade are:— Noah Becker (@Noah_Becker) April 20, 2016
1. I hate it cause they mortgaged the future.
2. If the QB's a franchise guy, price doesn't matter.
San Diego at No. 3 and Philadelphia at No. 8 also discussed trading draft spots in round one, per sources. In end, Philly wanted all way up.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 20, 2016
Rams-Eagles swapped QBs little more than a year ago and re-signed those guys. Then promptly traded tons of draft capital to move up for QBs.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) April 20, 2016
After Philly signs the 2nd pick, it'll have about $40M in cash invested in QBs for '16. Easily NFL's highest figure. Ravens 2nd at $30.95M.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 20, 2016