LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) — Philadelphia Eagles fans could either be fuming with frustration or delighted after draft day, thinking of what could have been.
590 The Fan’s Howard Balzer reported Thursday that the Eagles were the team that originally eyed Tennessee’s top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
But the Los Angeles Rams were quicker on the trigger, offering a package of two first-round picks, two second round picks, and two third round picks, before the Eagles could broker a deal.
The Rams earned the first overall pick and the Titans’ fourth and sixth round picks this year. The Titans now have nine selections in the draft.
Following the Rams’ pick, Cleveland, San Diego, Dallas, Jacksonville, Baltimore, and San Francisco all make choices before the Eagles draft out of the No. 8 slot.
In March, the Eagles traded the Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell, linebacker Kiko Alonso, and the No. 13 overall pick in exchange for the No. 8 pick.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Eagles could still move up to the No. 2 pick overall if the Rams take the quarterback that Cleveland wants.
The NFL Draft is April 28 to April 30 in Chicago.