Eagles Trade For No. 2 Overall Pick

Carson Wentz. (USA Today Sports)

Carson Wentz. (USA Today Sports)

The Eagles are going after their franchise quarterback.

The team announced Wednesday that they have acquired the No. 2 overall pick from the Cleveland Browns. In return, they will surrender their first (No. 8 overall), one of their thirds (No. 77 overall) and a fourth (No. 100 overall) to Cleveland this season along with a first in 2017 and a second-round pick in ’18.

The Eagles will get a 2017 fourth-round pick as part of the deal as well.

“By making the initial trade with Miami earlier this offseason and with this trade today with Cleveland, we feel that we have put ourselves in the best possible position to draft an impact player,” Howie Roseman told the team website. “We will now focus our energy on the next step.”

Roseman will address the media at 2:15.

Some within the NovaCare believe the Rams will select Jared Goff with the No. 1 overall pick. If true, the Eagles’ target will almost certainly be North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz (6-5, 237).

“I like his size, I like his arm strength, his mobility. He’s a bigger kid. I think he’s got all the tools to be an NFL quarterback,” said Doug Pederson during a recent sit-down with the media.

“If you haven’t spent time with a guy like Carson Wentz, it’s hard from the outside looking in. You may go: North Dakota State, smaller school, might be an issue. But when you finally get him into your building, get your hands on him, have a chance to visit with him, talk to him and just break it down, this kid is pretty impressive. I’m excited to see where he goes and then excited to kind of follow his career.”

Now he very well might get to follow it up close.

Much more to come.

UPDATE 2:20 p.m.

Here are some tidbits from the Roseman press conference.

 

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