Mary Kay Cabot, of the Plain Dealer in Cleveland, reported that the Philadelphia Eagles are one of four teams interested in trading up to the No. 4 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.
Not to discredit Cabot, who’s reputation is solid, but it seems awfully convenient that the report comes out of Cleveland. The Browns, as you may know, are the holders of the No. 4 pick.
Someone within the Browns’ organization could have leaked this information in an effort to drum up business for such a trade. If the Browns want to move down, the best way to maximize value is to create the notion that there is a market for their pick.
However, that’s neither here nor there. The closer we get to the draft, the more the rumor mill will start to churn. Sure, the Eagles could be interested, but at what price? And for who would they be willing to move up that far?
There are only three players I could imagine the Eagles would move up into the top five for: QB Ryan Tannehill, OT Matt Kilil and CB Morris...