The Philadelphia Eagles made a big trade on Wednesday when they acquired the second overall pick of this year’s NFL Draft from the Cleveland Browns. According to the latest NFL rumors, the Eagles will likely select North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz.
Philadelphia traded the eighth overall pick acquired from the Miami Dolphins, a 2016 third-round pick, a 2016 fourth-round pick, a 2017 first-round pick and a 2018 second-round pick. The Browns only let go of the second overall pick and a 2017 fourth-round pick.
“By making the initial trade with Miami earlier this offseason and with this trade today with Cleveland, we feel that we have put ourselves in the best possible position to draft an impact player. We will now focus our energy on the next step,” Eagles GM Howie Roseman said on the team’s official website.
That next step is drafting a quarterback that can change the franchise. The last time Philadelphia had a No. 2 pick, they selected Donovan McNabb in the 1999 NFL Draft.
NFL rumors in Los Angeles suggest that the Rams will draft Jared Goff out of California. It leaves the Eagles with Wentz, who they really wanted to draft. According to a report by NJ.com, Philadelphia pulled the trigger on the trade because they know that the North Dakota State QB will be coming to them.
However, it should be noted that the Eagles already gave starting quarterback Sam Bradford a two-year, $36 million. They also signed backup QB Chase Daniel to a three-year, $21 million deal.
Additionally, there are some flaws in Wentz’s game that the Eagles should be concerned. Pete Prisco of CBS Sports described him as project quarterback.
“There were things about his game that concerned me though. His accuracy wasn’t great. There were throws behind receivers, in front of receivers and just off-target. That’s one of the major flaws for NFL passers who don’t make it in the league,” Prisco wrote.
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