Eagles Draft Thread: 4/29

Marcus Mariota (Kelvin Kuo / USA Today)

Marcus Mariota (Kelvin Kuo / USA Today)

Between now and the draft, we’ll have daily threads with the latest mocks, buzz and relevant links. Check back throughout the day for updates.

3:13 p.m.: Some Sam Bradford notes from Ian Rapoport.

3:09 p.m.: A non-Marcus Mariota Eagles rumor from former scout Russell Lande. He’s hearing that Miami receiver Phillip Dorsett is in play at No. 20.

2:32 p.m.: Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean fires off a series of noteworthy tweets:

If the Chargers are in fact out, the Eagles’ path to Mariota just got easier.

12:48 p.m.: It sounds like the Browns are still in the mix for the No. 2 pick.

That would be picks No. 12 and 19. My guess is Cleveland would have to throw something else in. So do you love or hate this time of year? From another ESPN reporter:

My immediate thought was that perhaps Tennessee was trying to drive up the price for the second pick, but Kuharsky says specifically that a Titans source shot down the report.

12:28 p.m.: He knows the league and value well.

12:20 p.m.: Tim touched on this idea in his earlier post.

9:58 a.m.: An old friend is hearing things.

9:55 a.m.: Not sure what to make of this.

9:40 a.m.: If the Titans stay put and pass on Marcus Mariota, I wonder how far he’ll fall.

9:25 a.m.: Telling Tweet from NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington.

Sticking to my stance from yesterday (this is Sheil): I think the Titans want to trade out. And if they don’t find a deal they like, I think they’ll take someone other than Mariota.

9 a.m.: I still think the smart money is on the Bucs taking Jameis Winston, but who knows?

8:07 a.m.: Tough to tell whether this is the Chargers trying to create leverage or the truth.

As we’ve mentioned before, if the Chargers are looking to move Philip Rivers to land Mariota at No. 2, there’s likely no realistic offer the Eagles can put on the table to match them.