Philadelphia Eagles acquire Cleveland Browns' No. 2 overall draft pick

Alex Butler

PHILADELPHIA, April 20 (UPI) -- Quarterback needy teams tend to twitch as time ticks toward the NFL Draft.

The Philadelphia Eagles decided to pounce preemptively Wednesday, in an effort to acquire a new signal-caller.


Cleveland decided to shed the No. 2 pick overall to the Eagles, in exchange for the No. 8 overall pick, the Eagles' third and fourth-round picks, the Eagles' first round pick next season and the Eagles' second round pick in 2018.

The Eagles also earned a conditional fourth-round pick from the Browns in 2017. The Eagles are expected to select either Carson Wentz, of North Dakota State, or California's Jared Goff.

Last season, Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez combined to complete 405-of-623 passes, for 4,341 yards, 23 touchdowns and 18 interceptions for the 7-9 Eagles.

The 2016 NFL Draft is April 28 to April 30 in Chicago.


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