Report: Eagles have discussed trading up for first overall pick

AP

With two weeks left until the NFL draft, chatter is increasing about the Titans trading down from their spot at the No. 1 overall pick. One team that could be looking to trade up to the top pick is the Eagles.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Eagles have discussed moving all the way up to No. 1. Presumably, that means they want North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz and think they have to go all the way up to No. 1 to get him.

The Eagles have already traded up once in this year’s draft, moving from No. 13 to No. 8 when they traded linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Byron Maxwell to the Dolphins. To get the Titans to trade down from No. 1 to No. 8, the Eagles would surely have to trade away next year’s first-round pick and more.

The Titans have indicated that they’re willing to move down from No. 1. Although they have been linked heavily to Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil, who will surely be gone by the time pick No. 8 comes up, the Titans could add a left tackle like Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley at No. 8.

Last year, there was a great deal of talk that the Eagles would trade up with the Titans so that Philadelphia could draft Marcus Mariota. That didn’t happen, but perhaps a year later the Eagles and Titans will make a deal.

23 responses to “Report: Eagles have discussed trading up for first overall pick

  1. Save a lot of trouble, save draft picks to fill needs at other positions. Go with the current QB situation and draft Chris Hackenberg. A huge cost difference than a trade up to #1. Chris will come with a much lower price and the kid has a future in the NFL. Make him an Eagle. ……

  2. If they didn’t trade up for Mariotta, they’re not trading up for anyone in this draft.

  3. As an Eagles fan, I would be okay with this. Much as I want them to grab Zeke, Stanley or Hargreaves at 8 (or someone better who falls to them), it has been years since they had a young and pedigreed QB.

    That by itself doesn’t mean anything, but QB can mask any number of deficiencies if they develop.

  4. Who knows if this is true, they just reported a few days ago they were in love with Zeke from OSU. I hope it’s true and they have to sell the farm being a Dallas fan. I don’t think Wentz is going to be that great. The best part about the draft is that nobody knows what will happen and who will be good, it’s all hope and hype. The greatest blue-chipper prospect can turn into a bust, and the one guy everyone thinks will be too small and too slow seems to become the superstar.

  5. Please trade up for a North Dakota State QB Eagles! That’s like taking a 6A high school player. He could become a good player but not for what they’ll have to give up.

  6. Trading up for Mariota for that year’s Eagles’ team made sense. Trading up for Wentz for this year’s Eagles’ team does not.

  7. The Titans could just draft Wentz/Goff. Then wait and trade him to the highest bidder. This way they could get Tunsil, Stanley, or another top five prospect plus additional picks.
    Whatever they choose to do a trade makes sense a top prospect plus a first rounder is a better value than Tunsil alone.

  8. As a Redskins fan, it’s really nice to see the Eagles and Giants “winning the off season” this year…that used to be our role.

  9. Then why on earth did they just give sizable contracts to Bradford and Chase Daniel?!? Oh the incompetence! If you knew you didn’t see either as a franchise guy, why not roll with nobodies at QB and know you were going to go after a QB in the draft? I could see signing one of them (Chase Daniel has a chance to be very good in the right offense), but both? Just foolish…

  10. So yesterday they were all in on Ezekiel Elliot if he is there at 8, today they are willing to go so far as to trade up to #1 so they can get a QB?

  11. remstar10 says:
    Apr 14, 2016 9:04 AM
    signing Bradford and Daniels for lots of money then drafting a QB. LMAO
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    You just don’t know any better. They have Bradford on a two year deal and Chase Daniel is a backup. Bradford isn’t the long-term answer either. They need a franchise QB regardless of the two QBs they have. Good comment, though.

  12. I wonder what the Eagles will give the Rams for their first overall pick.

  13. I think all of this pumping up of the QBs by the Eagles is nothing more than an attempt to shake things up in the early part of the round so that they have their pick of better players at 8.

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