King: Eagles May ‘Overpay For the Top Pick’

Philadelphia was recently named as a team "in play to trade up to the No. 1 spot."

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

With the draft just 24 days away, the odds of the Titans trading the first overall pick are “now 50-50,” according to Peter King. In his Monday Morning Quarterback column, King also mentioned the Eagles — along with the 49ers and Rams — as a team “that might want a quarterback, and might be desperate enough to overpay for the top pick.”

King writes that Tennessee has received “significant interest” from teams trying to trade up, presumably to select California quarterback Jared Goff or North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. The MMQB’s Robert Klemko recently mentioned Philadelphia as one of four teams “in play to trade up to the No. 1 spot,” and’s Lance Zierlein wrote that an NFC executive told him to not be surprised “if a team like the Eagles makes a really strong move up the board to get [North Dakota State quarterback Carson] Wentz.”

According to King, it’s reasonable to think the Titans are open to trading the top selection because “the pick will probably come down to [Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy] Tunsil or [Florida State defensive back Jalen] Ramsey.” With the Titans’ need for a defensive back, and the increasing use of nickel in the NFL, King says to “not assume Tennessee is locked into Tunsil.”

He added: “The top of the draft is in flux, and I will not be surprised if in the next three weeks the Titans move the pick for an extra high pick or picks.”