Browns will send a fourth-round compensatory pick to Eagles in 2017

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The deal that allowed the Eagles to move from No. 8 to No. 2 entails the Browns surrendering both the second pick this year and, technically, a conditional fifth-round pick in 2017.

The condition is that, if the Browns get a compensatory fourth-round pick in 2017, the Eagles will get that pick instead. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Browns could get as many as three fourth-round compensatory picks due to the team’s free-agency losses in 2016. Whatever the final number, the Eagles would get the highest compensatory fourth-round pick that Cleveland receives.

For now, though, it’s only a fifth-round pick that is earmarked for the Eagles. By next year’s draft, the thinking is that the pick will be a round higher.

It’s the second time in a week that a trade has involved potential compensatory draft picks. The trade that moved the Rams to No. 1 entails a third-round compensatory pick flowing from L.A. to Nashville in 2017. If the Rams don’t get a third-round compensatory pick, they’ll give up their normal third-round selection, and the Titans will give the Rams a seventh-rounder in 2017.

7 responses to “Browns will send a fourth-round compensatory pick to Eagles in 2017

  1. I didn’t think you could trade them either but it’s the Browns. They will manage to screw it up somehow. Weeden and Manziel are their franchise QB picks.

  2. aala12 says:
    Apr 21, 2016 5:47 PM

    I thought you couldn’t trade compensatory picks?
    Teams will be able to in 2017, therefore the future pick could be used in a deal. After they are officially awarded, the trade will be consummated. Until then it’s speculation of what exact number overall the pick will be, but always at the end of each round as usual.

  3. If Hue gets all these picks and still Lands Lynch, who some say better than wentz long term, or as good, then this will be a masterful move! And it means Denver will take the 4th QB of round one?

  4. The Eagles are run by 3 incompetent idiots. Mo,Larry and Curly. Jeff,Howie and Dougie.

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