2016 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles-Browns Trade Shakes Up First-Round Predictions

by NESN Staff

April 20, 2016

The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to acquire the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft from the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday in exchange for current and future selections, including the No. 8 pick in 2016.

The Eagles are going to take a quarterback, and it appears they have no significant issues with either of the top two players at that position in this draft class — Carson Wentz and Jared Goff.

Philly currently has veteran quarterback Sam Bradford and his high salary on its roster. This trade might give the Eagles the player who eventually will replace Bradford as the starting QB, but don’t expect that to unfold next season.

The Browns, meanwhile, received a boatload of picks to help rebuild a roster with several weaknesses. This draft is deep on the defensive line, and there should be plenty of those players on the board at No. 8.

Let’s take a look at our NFL Mock Draft version 9.0.

1. Los Angeles Rams (7-9): Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
2. Philadelphia Eagles (7-9): Jared Goff, QB, California
3. San Diego Chargers (4-12): Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
4. Dallas Cowboys (4-12): Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State
5. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11): Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
6. Baltimore Ravens (5-11): Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
7. San Francisco 49ers (5-11): Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
8. Cleveland Browns (3-13): DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-10): Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
10. New York Giants (6-10): Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
11. Chicago Bears (6-10): Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama
12. New Orleans Saints (7-9): Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida
13. Miami Dolphins (6-10): Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
14. Oakland Raiders (7-9): Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson
15. Tennessee Titans (3-13): Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
16. Detroit Lions (7-9): Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville
17. Atlanta Falcons (8-8): A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
18. Indianapolis Colts (8-8): Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
19. Buffalo Bills (8-8): Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss
20. New York Jets (10-6): Darron Lee, OLB, Ohio State
21. Washington Redskins (9-7): Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
22. Houston Texans (9-7): Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
23. Minnesota Vikings (11-5): Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
24. Cincinnati Bengals (12-4): Vadal Alexander, G, LSU
25. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6): Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
26. Seattle Seahawks (10-6): Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
27. Green Bay Packers (10-6): Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas
28. Kansas City Chiefs (11-5): Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
29. Arizona Cardinals (13-3): Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska
30. Carolina Panthers (15-1): William Jackson III, CB, Houston
31. Denver Broncos (12-4): Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
The New England Patriots lost their first-round pick as part of the NFL’s punishment for Deflategate.

Thumbnail photo via Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Jan 30, 2016; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad quarterback Carson Wentz of North Dakota State (11) throws while under pressure from South squad defensive end Dadi Nicolas of Virginia Tech during first half of the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
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