Peter King of MMQB.com reports that the Cleveland Browns think they can acquire the services of Sam Bradford before the draft starts tonight. This is all apart of Chip Kelly’s move to get in place to draft Marcus Mariota. The Eagles want to trade Bradford to Cleveland and acquire the 12th pick in the first round.
The Birds also have put inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks, cornerback/nickel back Brandon Boykin and Pro Bowl left guard Evan Mathis on the trading block so they can acquire enough assets to put together an attractive deal for the Titans.
Albert Greer of NFL Network now reports that Kelly has put defensive end Fletcher Cox on the trading block in his effort of putting together a deal to get Mariota.
Kelly will also have to be willing to throw in next year’s number one pick. I’m sure he’s hoping that acquiring Mariota would put the Eagles in position to at least finish deep in the playoffs so that their first round pick wouldn’t be a great one.
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk says a NFL source has told him, Chip Kelly and the Eagles are doing all they can to move into place to get Mariota.
They’re trying to put together enough assets to make a deal with the Tennessee Titans for that second pick.
The entire Delaware Valley is going to be sitting on pins and needles after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Jameis Winston with the first pick. You won’t hear a sound in our area until Roger Goodell walks up on the platform with the announcement of the second pick.