Eagles trade for No. 2 overall pick in 2016 NFL Draft

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The Eagles are going to be able to get a quarterback.

They just have to wait to see which one they get.

The team announced they had traded with the Browns for the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, guaranteeing them a shot at either Jared Goff or Carson Wentz, depending on who the Rams want at No. 1.

The Eagles will give up their first-round pick (eighth overall), their third (77th) and fourth (100th), along with their 2017 first-rounder and their 2018 second-rounder. They will get the Browns’ fourth-rounder in 2017 as well as the second pick.

It creates an immediate logjam, after they signed Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel in free agency, but gives them the shot at a franchise quarterback which owner Jeff Lurie so clearly wanted.

204 responses to “Eagles trade for No. 2 overall pick in 2016 NFL Draft

  1. the teams that trade away and leverage their future never cease to amaze me! how much do better do you intend to be with an unproven rookie quarterback? neither QB in this years draft is a lock and clearly you have other holes on the team or you wouldn’t have stunk soo badly.

    as a cowboys fan I applaud the lowly eagles

  2. These two QB’s have no experience I have no clue why everyone kissing their feet… One has 15 career starts and the other has 7…. WTF man… Lol

  3. guess if they wanted one of the QBs they had to get ahead of SF & Dallas (maybe) , seems like a steep price Philly & Rams paid for these guys

  4. Browns, smart, draft, all in the same sentence!! Maybe just maybe things will go in the right direction for them.

  5. Unless they want to make sure they get Elliot before Dallas can. Not likely, but stranger things have happened.

    Good news for Miami though, They could stay at 13 and still get Elliot.

    Should be an interesting draft.

  6. We spent a lof of money on 2 of our QBs. Now we make a trade for the No 2 spot probably to pick a QB. I just don’t understand why we spent that much money on Bradford and Daniel.

  7. Why have I ever bothered to love this team? I foresee empty seats in the Dawg Pound.

    Warmed over quarterbacks, and second-tier draft picks…the winning formula.

    Give me a break…

  8. skinsfan2 says:
    Apr 20, 2016 1:53 PM

    Can you say stupid?? These teams never learn.

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    Signed,

    Mr. My-team-just-franchised-Kirk-Freakin-Cousins

  9. With the Giants trying to win free agency, the Eagles trading away draft picks, and the Cowboys with a qb who’s breaking down, I see the Redskins owning this division for the next few years.

  10. Whoever the Browns draft will wind up being awful, anyhow. So, I guess the Eagles just prevented the Browns from drafting a guy that will inevitably be a colossally huge bust to a guy that will just be a pretty huge bust.

  11. These two QB’s have no experience I have no clue why everyone kissing their feet… One has 15 career starts and the other has 7…. WTF man… Lol
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    What QBs are you talking about? Those aren’t Wentz or Goff’s college games started.

  12. Eagles look crazy for this. One of the more solid (if star-free) QB rosters in the league. Can’t see how this will really change much for them.

    But as a Cowboys fan, I say, knock yourselves out. Whoever the Cowboys pick in the 1st this round will likely be sacking and/or intercepting the new Eagles QB.

    Part of me wishes the Cowboys would shoot for the moon on something, but several years of good drafts has shown me that’s a better way to go.

  13. So essentially they gave up a third, next years 1st and gained a few positions on their 4th to hopefully come away with the guy they hope is their future franchise guy. That’s not bad…IF they are right. That’s a mighty big if though…

  14. And with the second pick in the 2016 NFL draft the Eagles select Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio St. Philly fans riot and burn down the city.

  15. You don’t often see both of the top 2 picks get traded.

    Wasn’t it just a couple of months ago that all the experts were saying there’s no sure-thing, Luck-type QB in this draft?

    People be getting desperate…

  16. Goff and Wentz must be celebrating big time!!!
    Neither one will be drafted by the Quarterback graveyard, that is known as The Bereavement Browns.

  17. More picks for the Browns to cut in a year or 2. In all honesty, if I was a draft eligible guy (lol), I’d hope I go to Clevland. In just 2 years time, I can basically pick my next team and just use the “I was picked by the Browns” sob story. It’s like free money!

  18. And still … no praise for the Browns????

    Give it up! Cleveland’s future is better than Philly’s — especially with these kinds of sacrifices.

  19. Love how when Dallas tanks the previous year with an aging QB and lands a super high pick, teams throw themselves giving up a King’s Ransom just to jump over them. lol

  20. This is nuts. Two first rounders, a future second rounder and other stuff thrown in, just to move up six spots. But, kudos to the Browns. They get some prime selections going forward.

  21. Sorry Eagles fans, your owner just gave away your team’s future. Four picks in the top 100 now gone over the next 3 drafts.
    Brownie fans, you just got an injection of depth!

  22. As an Eagle fan, I HATE this! Too many other holes! What are they thinking? I’ve never seen a team give up that much to move up and have it work out for them. Never!

  23. Steep price to pay to move from 8 to 2 for a project QB. When are teams going to learn they can’t rebuild if they mortgage their picks.

  24. The Bradford-Foles trade worked out so well for both the Rams and the Eagles that the Rams traded up 1 year later for the first pick in the draft and the Eagles traded up fro the second.

  25. I worked with Paul DePodesta for many years. I can’t guarantee that the Browns’ new approach will make them successful, but I can say that he will work very hard and is very, very smart.

  26. This may be the worst draft deal in history…Who gives up multiple high draft picks for a unknown option at #2 ???……ahhhhhh…

    The Eagles, the team with ZERO Super Bowl victories…and the trend will continue for another decade….#idiots

  27. cmj0121 says:
    Apr 20, 2016 1:58 PM
    skinsfan2 says:
    Apr 20, 2016 1:53 PM

    Can you say stupid?? These teams never learn.

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    Signed,

    Mr. My-team-just-franchised-Kirk-Freakin-Cousins

    ____________________________

    That was actually the best move they could make absent Cousins taking a mid range deal (he wasnt going to)

  28. I’m struggling to remember the last time a team traded up into the top 5 for a QB and it worked out. Ever? Vick maybe but I wouldn’t call him elite. I understand you have to take a chance but giving up so much doesn’t make sense.

  29. ….a sigh of relief is heard by both Wentz and Goff, as neither has to worry any longer about going to Cleveland.

  30. So they traded up to draft the guy the Rams don’t take. Git it. Good luck Eagles fans. You better hope teh Rams have a brain fart and draft Went, becsue Goff, IMO, is teh only

  31. That’s really an outstanding deal for the Browns; there are loads of tremendous options at #7 and neither of those two QB’s are a sure bet; the additional picks are amazing and more than value for the #2 overall

  32. Desperation is the breeding ground of stupidity. They gave up way, WAAY too much to move up six spots. Swap this years first and fourth rounders, and give up a third, a first next year and a second the year after? I’d have traded up from my second round pick into late round one and nabbed Connor Cook or Paxton. The Eagles have a host of other needs to give up that much.

  33. I feel that the year Luck and RG3 came out, there was much more buzz about the QBs?

    I understand that being on the west coast Goff may not have as much buzz (Luck certainly didn’t have that issue) and that Wentz didn’t get seen a whole lot as far as the average fan goes, because of his Div 2 status.

    So are these prospects THAT good, or are teams just getting desperate or is it a combination of both?

  34. I like this a lot for Cleveland. Assuming they didn’t go QB at 2, the drop off to 8 isn’t that bad. They could land Stanley (plug in at RT) or Elliott (playmaker from in state).

    Eagles…well, I hope they can trade Bradford. Maybe you get a little 3 way going……Bradford to SF, Kaepernick to Denver and picks to Philly. Otherwise, this is just dumb.

  35. So basically so they move up in the 1st round and 4th round and give up 1 pick in each of the next 3 years. Is that really that much? If it is for the right guy, I’d take that deal all day long. Guess we will see if they get the right guy.

  36. richiethegreek says:
    Apr 20, 2016 1:57 PM
    Wow. This is pretty cheap if you compare it to other deals. If Wentz pans out, it doesn’t matter what they gave up.

    Cheap? You just gave up 5 picks including next years 1st and 2nd to move up 6 whole spots! lol. For what? a D2 QB or one with small hands that went 10-21 against D1 schools. If you were gonna sell the farm, the time was last year to get Mariota and pair him with the genius. The Brownies just bent Howie over the barrel.

  37. I read this:

    “The Eagles will give up their first-round pick (eighth overall), their third (77th) and fourth (100th)”

    And thought, “that seems reasonable”.. Then I read this:

    “along with their 2017 first-rounder and their 2018 second-rounder.”

    And thought the Eagles just got robbed.

  38. It may or may not end up working out for Philly but barring an implosion (remember this is the Browns, it’s like there’s something in the water there) this is definitely the best move Cleveland has made in recent memory.

  39. wow…… just goes to show how much a team values a franchise qb, if that is what these kids are. here is a rarely said phrase.. good move browns…..trading Stafford to Denver makes sense but they wont be able to make the cap work unless the eagles cut Stafford, maybe the bills or 49ers would be interested… chip has gotta be laughing… this will move all the 2nd round qbs into the 1st round… throw the mock drafts out the window and start over

  40. So this is the Eagles’ whole draft, pretty much. Boom or bust. On the plus side, it might give my Dolphins a chance at Elliot: they desperately need defenders and two starting guards, but a dominant RB might be worth it.

  41. To those who now think Elway will get Bradford, he counts as $17m this year against the cap with only $8 currently in space. Don’t see it happening. Oh wait, maybe Bradford will take Elway’s offer of $7m to play for the SB champs!

  42. Last year they loaded a bunch of money in RBs and this season they have done the same with QBs.

    If whoever they end up with doesn’t turn out to be a solid franchise QB this will take some time to recover from.

    Philly sports talk should be fun over the next 10 days. I may have to tune in via the web.

  43. They’re making a swap of 4th found pick, (Eagles will get the higher pick) so essentially they gave up a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd pick for a potential franchise Quarterback. You can all pretend this a bad deal but in reality this was not expensive.

  44. NoobTubeTV says:

    Did Cleveland trade #99 or #138?

    Silly to say, but that is what I am more curious about. The money picks are all 32 and after.

    #138 is a comp pick that can’t be traded so.. Must be #99.

  45. Love this move for Cleveland. They’ll be picking in the top-10 again next year, after all. Maybe even twice!

  46. Guess the baseball nerds did something right. Told you 2 months ago that Hue Jackson wasn’t going to stake his future on drafting one of these mediocre QBs at the top of this draft and being tied to him for better or worse. Griffin is as big of a gamble and actually has played well in this league before. Now, they can fill some more holes, even though I personally would have taken a couple of more picks from the Eagles.

  47. People keep saying that this is a very un-Browns move. In reality, this is a very Browns move. They have traded back several times in recent years. What IS a very Browns move is busting on every single pick they make with their stockpile of opportunity.

  48. So maybe now people understand these block buster trades to move for a qb are the way of the future and not just “dumb herschel Walker trades.” this is how you get a qb if you don’t have a top five pick.

    Now the shoe is on the other foot for a lot of people who insulted the skins for trading up. And it’s only gonna stay like this.

  49. I’m not so sure that they are drafting a QB. Hackenberg already plays for a team in Pa, and the Chargers supposedly are all in on Ramsey. Could the Eagles go Ramsey with their first pick and Hackenberg with their second?

  50. For the life of me, I do not get why the media reports the swapping of draft positions in the same round as a separate pick obtained.

  51. I’m struggling to remember the last time a team traded up into the top 5 for a QB and it worked out. Ever? Vick maybe but I wouldn’t call him elite. I understand you have to take a chance but giving up so much doesn’t make sense.
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    Well, the Eli Manning trade was basically the same thing as trading for the #1 pick. He worked out pretty well.

  52. I feel sorry for my many friends in Philadelphia, which will remain a Lombardi Trophy Free Zone for many more years.

    Howie Roseman, the GM, is still feuding with Chip Kelly who wanted Goff at No. 7, and has a spotty track record at best and so he decides to grab him instead.

    You can’t make an accountant/capologist a talent evaluator.

  53. Lol man the Rams and Eagles must have seen Goff and Wentz perform miraculous feats like turning water into wine and healing the blind behind closed doors because this is just… wow lol.

  54. Hmm, remembering the last good trade they did was recouping a first for Trent Richardson. With that pick a certain Jonathan Manziel was selected……

  55. Whats the salary cap this year? The eagles are going to have 1/5 of it tied to 3 players of the same position where only one can be on the field at a time. Moronic.

  56. And I thought Chip Kelly was going to set the franchise back 10 years….TERRIBLE!!!!!
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    Just goes to show you that Chip Kelly wasn’t the problem in Philly

  57. PANIC MODE

    Wow, just wow. One should only do this if you know with certainty that the next 5 years worth of QB classes will be Tebow-tier trash.

    Now it’s confirmed that Wentz and Goff will underwhelm.

  58. justintuckrule says:
    Apr 20, 2016 2:15 PM
    richiethegreek says:
    Apr 20, 2016 1:57 PM
    Wow. This is pretty cheap if you compare it to other deals. If Wentz pans out, it doesn’t matter what they gave up.

    Cheap? You just gave up 5 picks including next years 1st and 2nd to move up 6 whole spots! lol. For what? a D2 QB or one with small hands that went 10-21 against D1 schools. If you were gonna sell the farm, the time was last year to get Mariota and pair him with the genius. The Brownies just bent Howie over the barrel.
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    They’re giving up three picks genuis. It’s a swap of 1st round picks, 4th round picks ( the Eagles will end up with the higher pick). The Eagles give up a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. If they flip Bradford, they get even more back.

  59. First, hiring Doug Pedersen.

    Then, destroying the Eagles’ roster future?

    Way to go Howie!

    Unless, you have a desperate taker for Bradford, you’re screwed.

  60. Neither Wentz nor Goff is a bonafide 1st round pick…it’s just a bad year for college QBs. Roseman is trying to 1 up Chip Kelly.

  61. As fortuitoius as this may seem for Cleveland, in this town “good fortune” is typically mis-understood bad fortune.

    That said, I’ll quickly admit my fault: I predicted there was no way they traded before the first selection was made on draft night. I still think that would’ve netted better picks, but this allows for more planning in the draft room.

    Root4Cleveland was wrong.

  62. Go ahead and write the rams and the Eagles off for the next 3 yrs.

    When you lose that many picks there is no way to keep your cap in order.

    Oh and when you finally have the picks, then your new QB needs a new deal and you overpay for them. There are only about 10 Qbs worth paying over 15 mil a yr for.

  63. “Whoever the Browns draft will wind up being awful, anyhow. So, I guess the Eagles just prevented the Browns from drafting a guy that will inevitably be a colossally huge bust to a guy that will just be a pretty huge bust.”

    Come on, have a little confidence in a front office that’s never run a draft before!!

  64. Roseman talking now, confirms they are taking a QB, saying these guys (Wentz, Goff) are the best coming down the pike for next few years – he needs to change his name to “Delta Bravo” – Philly – the New Factory of Sadness

  65. I have to think the Eagles are going to try to move down a little and get some of those picks back at best or take someone other than a QB at worst. There isn’t a QB worth a top ten pick in this draft. They’re not this stupid are they?

  66. Browns made out like bandits here. They are many many more players away than just a QB, but if they still really feel the need they should have a clear shot at Paxton Lynch at 8.

  67. colt13 says:

    I’m not so sure that they are drafting a QB. Hackenberg already plays for a team in Pa, and the Chargers supposedly are all in on Ramsey. Could the Eagles go Ramsey with their first pick and Hackenberg with their second?

    LOL the Eagles traded their 2nd round pick for Sam Bradford.

  68. “They’re giving up three picks genuis. It’s a swap of 1st round picks, 4th round picks ( the Eagles will end up with the higher pick). The Eagles give up a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. If they flip Bradford, they get even more back.”

    Who would want Bradford? He’s over priced and fragile, an ACL/MCL waiting to happen. Philly is stuck with him.

  69. People seem to forget that while Cleveland technically has the first pick of the second round it is really the last pick in the first round of 32 (if it were a full draft).

    They also happen to pick before Tennessee and their three 2nd Rd picks. If the Titans see someone they want I wouldn’t bet against them trading #33, 43 and/or 45 to Cleveland to pick him up.

  70. That’s dysfunction at its finest. I AA QB coming to Philly. Get excited.

    But when Andy was here it worked …..we got the #2 pick and got Mcnaab and we were above avg for 12 yrs without winning a SB. This is not the same. Wentz is a biggggggg ?. And now you have lost lots of draft picks. soild thinking. Not much difference between Hogan, hackenburg, cook and goff and wentz. dumb move.

  71. And with the 8th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns pick Johnny Manz…..wait a minute……

  72. broncosrchamps says:
    Apr 20, 2016 2:33 PM
    Go ahead and write the rams and the Eagles off for the next 3 yrs.
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    Signed,

    Mark-Sanchez-is-my-QB

  73. If the Eagles hadn’t signed Bradford and Daniels, this would have actually made sense. It is hard to blame the Browns here, who could have turned this deal down. I think getting the 2nd in 2018 instead of a third in 2017 (what they should have got) was pretty crafty.

    I am thankful that the Eagles practically gave Murray to my Titans, but who knew they were going to keep paying out like a busted one armed bandit 😉

  74. Bradford was Kelly’s guy. I could see him going to San Fran and Kaepernick going to Denver and Philly getting compensation somewhere in between.

  75. Browns got a bunch of picks when they traded down with the Falcons…they passed up Julio Jones.
    Then they traded down with the Bills and passed on….Sammy Watkins.
    Keep making the same mistake over and over….

  76. The moneyball nerds made a great deal. These are smart guys and hopefully Browns ownership give them the opportunity and not expect a SB in the next 2 years.

    Titans and Browns are following Jimmy Johnson’s Cowboys and Belichick’s Patriots blueprint – it’s not about having the highest overall pick but stockpiling multiple picks in rounds 1-3.

    You’re not going to hit on all of them – you just need to hit on most of them.

    Wonder if Sam Bradford is Denver or Buffalo bound.

  77. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Eagles are moving up to take Bosa. The Browns will move down 6 places, get a bunch of picks and still get their QB of the future!

  78. Eagles give up basically a 1 a 2 and 3 over 3 years. Not that bad. I wouldn’t have done it for these qbs but not that bad when considering what the Falcons gave up for Julio the Cowboys gave up for Claiborne the redskins gave up for Bob or the titans gave up for number 1.

  79. Ricky Williams trade 2.o.

    Speaking of which … any chance that they’re doing this to pick up Ezekiel Elliott and not a QB?

  80. He’s big, athletic, has a rifle arm (but every highlight I see, there’s no clean spiral).

    IF Wentz turns into Matt Ryan with a killer instinct, then this move won’t be regretted.

    but IF Wentz turns into anything less than Matt Ryan, then buyer’s remorse will set in for sure.

    only thing known for sure is that: IF won’t reveal itself for awhile…

  81. Smart move by the Titans and Browns if they can draft the right players. They need multiple good players and this is how they can get them. You would think that teams would look at other successful organizations and try to emulate what they do. Good teams build through the draft. NE , Pitts. GB come to mind . They might not win the SB every year but they are competitive every year. Trades like this rarely work out for teams that give up so much unless there is a cant miss player.

  82. There is a very good possibility now that the Browns will have two of the top 5 picks next year. As a Browns fan, you’ve got to like that.

  83. All these QB gurus are funny. Some thought RG3 was the answer, Some Manziel, but I’m sure you’re right this time. Nobody knows how this will turn out. Just because you read a couple articles and pay for espn insider doesn’t make you a GM or scout.

  84. The only question left to be answered is whether Goodell will give the Browns the full 30 minutes to make the first two picks of 2017 or just 15 to keep excitement going.

  85. richie – You also traded two pretty decent players to move up to No. 8. So your little revisionist history to make you feel like your team didn’t just get hornswaggled is comical.

  86. They gave up TWO 1st’s, a second and a third for a risky, rookie QB.

    The browns got a better deal than the Titans.

    The move Spielman made 2 years ago to trade up to the bottom of the 1st round to grab Teddy Bridgewater is seeming even better by the day.

  87. Finally an owner that understands the importance of the position and isn’t afraid to prioritize or spend at the position.

  88. What’s worse? Getting drafted as a QB to where your career is over before it begins (Cleveland) or going to a city known for its patience where you’re booed mercilessly the first time you throw a pick? I’d Eli myself to Chicago but that’s just me.

  89. Nice to see how the Rams and the Eagles learned from the success of the Redskins when they did a blockbuster trade for an unproven draft pick!

    Wait, what?

  90. Manning is kicking himself for announcing his retirement. Deep down he knows teams are so desperate for a QB, some team would have taken a chance on him.

  91. Nice trade by the Browns… they’ll have to actually DO something with those extra picks, mind you, but this, like the Trent Richardson trade, is a step in the right direction.

    Eagles grab a QB here. Y’all Miami fans are dreaming about Elliot. No way he slides to the Fish. Bears will grab him at 11.

    Fish will have to trade up to beat the Bears to Elliot.

  92. daytontriangles says:
    Apr 20, 2016 3:55 PM
    Or, you could make like Bill Belichick and pick up a first ballot HOF QB in the 6th round.

    _______________________________

    Of course! Why didn’t they think of that, since it’s so simple? The Patriots couldn’t even do that again. They picked a backup in the 2nd 2 years ago. I’m not seeing HOF in Garoppolo’s future.

  93. steve11blog says:
    Apr 20, 2016 3:44 PM

    maybe miami will trade back to 8 and give up a 5 o6 or both for they should of traded for””””

    They call T-Baum the trader. And that he once walked away from a draft with 3 picks.

    If the Browns gave one of their thirds I wouldn’t mind that here him getting 4 picks and give the Browns the rest.

    So long as they are top tier players and maybe half can start. There is a big drop off this draft after that.

  94. Bradford isn’t going anywhere. His contract is impossible for any other team to absorb, plus the Eagles will take a huge cap hit if they do move him. And when he’s playing backup the entire next season, teams can just wait and sign him as a free agent for way cheaper without giving up anything in return.

    Also, many reports have said that the Eagles are in love with Wentz who most reports have the Rams taking at #1.

    One big winner here could be Paxton Lynch, who I could easily see the Browns taking now at #8. That sounds just like something they would do. That would make Lynch going from the late teens to now a top 10 pick.

    And with that, we would again have 3 top 10 picks used on QBs in a less than boner-inspiring QB class.

    And the cycle of poor choices would continue as per usual.

  95. I don’t agree that having Bradford makes this a bad move. Wentz needs to sit for a long time if he’s ever going to be good, and you have Bradford under contract for 2 more years. So that part of it makes perfect sense. I just wouldn’t have been trading up to get him. He’s not an anticipatory thrower, not extremely accurate, and he played in Division II. That’s a lot to overcome in order to make him successful, but they are taking the right approach with not having to play him anytime soon.

  96. You would think that NFL teams would have learned from the Great Gimmick debacle in Washington – trading away premium picks to move up to get a mediocre QB is suicide – it takes at least five years to recover from such a debacle – and none of the QB’s available this year are worth even ONE first round pick. This is an off year for QB’s.

    I am very happy the Philthydelphia football team has decided to shoot themselves in both feet and in the middle of their forehead.

    Idiots.

  97. This move is about 5 years from now, if the Eagles take Goff and he plays like Kerry Collins or Alex Smith (all though a lot of people compares him to Matt Ryan) , or Wentz plays like a more athletic Joe Flacco or Brock Osweiler.

    Five years from now they may be the only team who has a clue what they have at the Qb position in that division. Romo and Manning will be pushing 40, and no one knows what Cousins is going to do moving forward.

    So while I understand people say its silly they made this move and I wouldn’t want my favorite team, trade up to get a “Collins, or Flacco” like player at the second overall spot, even if the only end up with a Solid Starter, they can have an opportunity to win divisions and post-season appearances on consistent basis while other teams are trying to find QBs.

  98. Unlike most in this “doom and gloom” sports city–I’m in favor of the trade. They’ve set the direction and made the move. If it works-fantastic! If it doesn’t–you reload and do it again until you hit. What, you think everyone who goes “all in” at the casino wins every time?? Give it a rest. As an Eagles fan, it’s embarrassing to listen to all the negativity all the time. You have to make a move like this after that Chip debacle.

  99. distracted9 says:
    Apr 20, 2016 1:58 PM

    i think Tunsil could be their guy

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    I agree, he was slated as the #1 pick, THEN the Rams moved up to draft a QB, and Laremy Tunsil fell out if that spot, THEN soon after the Eagles traded up for the # 2 pick.

    Jason Peters has been on the decline and has been injury prone the last couple of years. This is probably is his last year. Left tackle is a very important position.

  100. To the Dallas fan here, and anyone that wants to build the line but not the QB position: notice what happens with the Cowboys, even with their supposedly great line, when the QB goes down. Look what happens to GB when Rodgers goes down. Look what happens to a BAD Redskins team when Cousins steps in and plays really well. The only team recently that’s been strong with weak QB play is Denver, thanks to a dominating defense. It’s much easier to find linemen than QBs. BTW, Denver’s line was bad (worse than the Eagles’ last year), and so was New England’s. Notice how the Broncos picked up Mathis and made him a starter so late…then let him walk right after the season. For those that think Mathis was a top guard (which maybe he was), remember how long he was in the league before he ended up on the Eagles and started to be considered Pro Bowl caliber. In 2013, three of the top four picks in the draft were tackles and Lane Johnson appears to be the best of the bunch, and he’s no Anthony Munoz either (although he’s good).

  101. To laserw:
    The Eagles gave up 2 mid-round picks this year (one of their two 3rds and a 4th), next year’s #1 (but will probably get a higher one, or a high 2nd rounder next year back for Bradford), and a #2 two years from now. The #1 next year will most likely be in the twenties. Do you think that’s giving away premium picks? For a potential starting QB with the skill set of either of these guys that’s very, very little. You’re comparing that with the ridiculously desperate price the Skins paid for RGIII (3 #1’s and how many #2’s?)? The Rams ended up two years after that trade with 2 HIGH first round picks from the Dumbskins. Also, the skins had holes EVERYWHERE at that time, while the Eagles are loaded with young talent at every position but RB (which is still good, but not young). You’d think Washington would’ve learned by now, from both their own terrible FA signings of the past and the Eagles’ signings of Asomaugh and Sherman, the folly of giving $50 mil guaranteed to a 29 year old CB who’s had ONE top season…and coming from a team with a great front seven. In a year or two the skins will be right back in cap jail once again.

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