It’s already begun!
Just hours after the Los Angeles Rams traded up for the No. 1 overall pick, rumors of the Philadelphia Eagles moving up to No. 2 have surfaced.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 14, 2016
So two more weeks of this, WHY?!?!?!
ESPN insider Adam Schefter appeared on 97.5 The Fanatic Wednesday and said he isn’t convinced that the Cleveland Browns are going to draft a quarterback with the No. 2 pick.
“I don’t think the Browns are going quarterback. My belief two weeks out is that if I had to guess, the Cleveland Browns will not be going quarterback,” he said.
NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein tweeted this a few days ago.
There is more & more smoke around Cleveland being willing to deal 2nd pick and draft QB in 2nd round. Something big will happen inside top 5
— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) April 12, 2016
I’ve seen conflicting reports about who the Rams are going to take at No. 1.
Rams reportedly “targeting” Carson Wentz now that they have top pick https://t.co/oGP2Hvb6ZD
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) April 14, 2016
1 – I would take Goff
2 – Everything I'm hearing says Goff will be the pick at #1@DHaines1
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 14, 2016
Multiple sources : Goff is now THE guy among teams wanting QB. Rams knew/heard that. Had to move up
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) April 14, 2016
To reiterate — Rams are leaning toward Carson Wentz but Jared Goff still heavily in the mix. Will turn over every stone. Definitely a QB.
— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) April 14, 2016
If the Rams were to select California’s Jared Goff at No. 1, I could obviously see the Birds trying to make a move up to the second slot because it’s been reported that Eagles head coach Doug Pederson “loves” Carson Wentz. Then again, maybe Philadelphia would be fine with either quarterback or it could all be an elaborate smokescreen.
According to the NFL Draft trade chart, there’s a 400-point difference between the No. 1 (3,000) and 2 picks (2,600). That 400-point gap is the equivalent of a mid-to-late second rounder.
Philadelphia’s eighth selection is worth 1,400 points and according to the trade chart it would take next year’s first and a later round pick to get there, but the market has been set with the heavy price the Rams just paid to get all the way up to the top spot.
ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that Titans general manager Jon Robinson said he had multiple offers for the No. 1 pick and the Eagles were one of them, while Howard Balzer reported that the Rams compiled the package they did because Tennessee was ready to pull the trigger on a deal with Philadelphia.
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) April 14, 2016
Sources says Rams gave package they did because of belief Titans were ready to pull the trigger on a deal with the Eagles.
— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) April 14, 2016
There’s going to be two more weeks of speculation, the draft can’t come soon enough.