The Eagles have agreed to a trade with the Browns to move up to the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The expectation is that they'll take one of the top two quarterbacks, either Jared Goff or Carson Wentz. The details: The Eagles get: The No. 2 pick in 2016 and a 2017 fourth-round pick. The Browns get: The No. 8 pick in 2016, the No. 77 pick (third round) in 2016, the No. 100 pick (fourth round) in 2016, a 2017 first-rounder and a 2018 second-rounder.
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New York Times - The Rams are tired of waiting to get a franchise quarterback, and they want to make a splash in their return to Los Angeles. That set the stage for one of the biggest trades in N.F.L. draft history.
The Rams acquired the No. 1 overall pick from the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, giving up six draft picks over the next two seasons in exchange for three picks.
General Manager Les Snead and Coach Jeff Fisher left little doubt that Los Angeles would choose a quarterback with the top pick, hoping to end years of frustration at the sport’s most important position.
“This is a fun time, an exciting time,” Fisher said. “We’re going to get the right guy, and everybody is going to like him, and we’re going to go out and win some games.”
Los Angeles has held private workouts with California’s Jared Goff and North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz, generally considered the top two quarterback prospects.
In the first N.F.L. trade involving the top overall pick since 2004, the Rams also acquired Tennessee’s choices in the fourth and sixth rounds. In exchange, the Titans got the 15th overall pick from Los Angeles along with two second-round selections and a third-round pick in this draft, along with the Rams’ first- and third-round picks in 2017.
That is an extraordinary commitment of future resources, but the Rams are weary of waiting after having missed the playoffs for 11 consecutive seasons.
The Rams went 7-9 in St. Louis last year while getting unimpressive quarterback play from Nick Foles and Case Keenum. With the franchise entering the crowded Los Angeles sports market after 21 years away, the opportunity was ideal to add a marquee name to a team already boasting the star running back Todd Gurley and a talented defense.
Tennessee now holds six of this draft’s first 76 picks. Titans General Manager Jon Robinson, hired in January, is looking to rebuild a franchise that has gone 5-27 the past two seasons. Neither Goff nor Wentz was a priority for a team that selected quarterback Marcus Mariota with the second overall pick last year.
This will be the first time the Rams have held the No. 1 pick since 2010, when they took quarterback Sam Bradford.
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