According to the Cleveland Plains Dealer, the Philadelphia Eagles are one of the teams that has called the Browns, who will draft fourth in this year’s process and looked into what it would take to move up to the four spot in the draft to possibly draft Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
The Eagles have two picks in the second round. They robbed the Arizona Cardinals who eager to secure the services of Kevin Kolb, now they’re not sure that he’s better than mediocre backup John Skelton. The Birds are definitely smiling about that deal.
The word on the street is that the Birds maybe interested in moving up in this year’s draft and selecting Tannehill, so that they have a young developing quarterback on the roster. As you’ve seen with Kolb, Donovan McNabb and A.J. Feeley, the Eagles have been able to use their quarterbacks to make very beneficial trades for themselves.
I think this would be a good move for their future, but it’s not going to make them a better football team this year. I’ll bet you Michael Vick would like to see them use that first pick to make the 2012 team a better squad. If the Birds use two of their first three picks on a player who won’t help them this year, it says that “they’re not really all in this year”.