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Eagles Trade Up for 2nd Overall Pick in NFL Draft

The Philadelphia Eagles made a big splash Wednesday afternoon, announcing that they have traded a few draft picks to the Cleveland Browns for the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

The Eagles moved up and now have the second pick in next week’s draft. But, they had to give away several picks to do it. NBC10’s Randy Gyllenhaal is at Chickie’s and Pete’s with reaction from the fans.

They will receive the second pick and a 2017 fourth round pick for the eighth overall pick this year, along with their third and fourth round 2016 picks. The Browns will also receive the Eagles' first-round pick next year, and a second-round pick in 2018.[[376411261, C]]

The huge haul required to secure the second pick will further bolster speculation around the league that the Eagles will take one of the two highly-touted college quarterbacks. They are North Dakota State's Carson Wentz and California's Jared Goff.

"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 to draft an impact player," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said in a statement. "We will now focus our energy on the next step."[[376411831, C]]

That next step will undoubtedly revolve around which quarterback to draft. 

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