The Cleveland Browns have the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. However, the latest NFL rumors suggest that the Browns are looking to trade the No. 2 pick and the Philadelphia Eagles are emerging as a possible trade partner.
According to multiple reports, the Browns are “actively shopping” the second overall pick in the NFL Draft less than two weeks away. Cleveland general manager Sashi Brown has previously acknowledged that they have received inquiries about the pick.
“There’s been some interest in the pick. But there always typically is toward the top of the draft, just teams feeling each other out. I think in all honesty as you get closer to the draft, we’re probably a week’s time from getting real calls, with more substance and traction to them,” Brown said via ESPN.
No. 2 Pick Destination: Philadelphia?
In a report by Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com about NFL rumors, the likely trade partner for the Browns is the Philadelphia Eagles. It is noted that the Eagles have the No. 8 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft and came close to acquiring the first overall pick from the Tennessee Titans.
Before the Los Angeles Rams acquired the No. 1 pick from the Titans last week, the Eagles also made some offers for the draft selection. The Rams gave up a lot for the pick including the 15th overall pick this year as well as five other draft picks in 2016 and 2017.
Other Options for the Browns
Yahoo! Sports mentioned in their report that Cleveland has three options to what they can do with the second overall pick. The first option is to stay put and hope that the Rams draft Carson Wentz so they can end up with their preferred quarterback in Jared Goff.
The second option if they don’t get Goff is to draft a non-QB like safety Jack Ramsey or offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil. Third and final option for the Browns is to trade the pick and find a quarterback later in the draft. Paxton Lynch and Connor Cook are projected by several mock drafts as second-tier options at QB.
Photo Courtesy: @Browns/Twitter