The Philadelphia Eagles traded their 2016 first-round pick (eighth overall), a 2016 third-round pick, a 2016 fourth-round pick, a 2017 first-round pick, and a 2018 second-round pick to move up to the second overall pick. The Eagles also received a 2017 fourth-round pick.
The Eagles originally started with the 13th overall pick, but moved up to eighth overall after a trade with the Miami Dolphins earlier this offseason.
This trade comes just a week after the Los Angeles Rams executed a deal with the Tennessee Titans to move up from 15th overall to the first overall pick. The Rams are presumably taking a quarterback, but it’s still unclear what Philly is going to do.
The Eagles are guaranteed to pay $34 million to QB’s Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel this season. Maybe the Eagles are convinced they don’t have their quarterback of the future right now, but their current QB payroll combined with a possible rookie QB’s salary is a whole lot of money to pay three players at the same position.
The Eagles will have the choice of either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff depending on who the Rams take first overall. Trading up this far makes it seem like Philly will draft either Wentz or Goff, but this draft season has been highly unpredictable, and next Thursday night should be of the same manner.