Tennesse Titans traded the top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, likely altering Browns' plans at No. 2

It appears as though Cleveland's plans for the 2016 NFL Draft might have been significantly altered by the Tennessee Titans and the Los Angeles Rams.

CLEVELAND, OHIO-- With just two weeks left before the 2016 NFL Draft begins, it appears as though the Browns will need to significantly alter their plans with the No. 2 pick. 

On Thursday morning, a trade between the Tennessee Titans and the Los Angeles Rams was announced, in which the Titans traded the top overall selection to the Rams, giving the newly located franchise their pick of any player in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft.

That player will likely be California quarterback Jared Goff or North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz, as the Rams are seemingly in need of a franchise signal-caller following a sub-par season from Nick Foles.

The Rams, according to multiple reports, held private workouts with both Goff and Wentz earlier this offseason and it now seems as though they're ready to draft the passer with which they were more impressed. 

Apparently, that quarterback was Wentz, as multiple outlets are reporting that the NDSU passer was the target of the trade talks from the Rams. 

The Browns weren't completely set on drafting a quarterback with the second pick, but it appeared as though they would be in a spot to land either Goff or Wentz, as Tennessee already has its franchise quarterback in Marcus Mariota.

While it wasn't solidified by any stretch that the Browns were going to take a quarterback at the top of this year's draft, it's no secret that the team wanted-- and still wants-- to bring in a rookie passer for Hue Jackson to develop.

It remains to be seen whether or not the Browns will stay at the top of the draft, as Executive VP of Player Personnel, Sashi Brown, has made clear that the team has received significant interest in the second overall selection.

The haul for the first pick could make a trade of the second pick quite attractive, as the Rams gave up quite a bit for their future franchise QB. 

For said selection, the Rams gave up the 15th overall selection, the 43rd overall selection, the 45th overall selection and the 76th overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, plus a first-round and a third-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft. 

The Titans, in return, gave Los Angeles the No. 1 overall selection, as well as the 113th overall selection and the 177th overall selection this year. 

The 2016 NFL Draft will begin on April 28 and will be televised by ESPN. 

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