The Eagles kicked off the fourth round by taking defensive back Jaylen Watkins and they reportedly moved to add more picks for the future a bit later on Saturday.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Eagles have traded running back Bryce Brown to the Bills. Philly will get a conditional fourth-round pick in 2015 that could upgrade to a third-round pick in 2016.
Brown’s departure from the Eagles has been rumored since the team acquired Darren Sproles to go with LeSean McCoy and Chris Polk, who had shoulder surgery this offseason. Brown has run for 878 yards and six touchdowns on 190 carries over two years with the Eagles, who picked Brown in the seventh round of the 2012 draft. Wherever they wind up picking as a result of this deal, the Eagles did a good job in terms of the return they got for Brown.
The Bills have C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, but they were believed to be interested in adding depth to the position during the draft as both vets can be free agents after the season. They’ve done that, but they’ve left themselves potentially short in next year’s draft with their first-round pick in 2015 already gone in the Sammy Watkins deal.
UPDATE 1:04 p.m. ET: Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the pick is the conditional 2015 fourth-rounder the Bills got in exchange for Stevie Johnson which could turn into a 2016 third-rounder or a 2016 fourth-rounder. Berman adds that the teams also swapped seventh-round picks this year.