CLEVELAND, OHIO-- With just over a week until the 2016 NFL Draft starts, the Browns have altered their plans.
Following the trade between the Rams and the Titans that gave Los Angeles the No. 1 selection, the Browns have traded the No. 2 overall selection to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The deal, in its entirety, gives the the Eagles the No. 2 overall selection in 2016 and a fourth-round selection in 2017, while the Browns receive the No. 8 overall selection, the No. 77 overall selection and the No. 100 overall selection this year, in addition to a first-round selection in 2017 and a second-round selection in 2018.
Browns Executive VP of Football Operations, Sashi Brown, addressed the trade in a team release.
“We are excited about owning 12 picks heading into this year’s draft and acquiring the high future picks in 2017 and 2018,” Brown said. “These picks will play a major role in building our team for long-term sustained success. We want to assemble a young nucleus of talented players and this trade positions us really well. There is a good depth of talent in the first round and we felt we could make a larger impact to our roster by adding more draft picks and that’s why we made the decision to trade down.”
As Brown mentioned, the Browns have 12 selections in the 2016 Draft, each of which is listed below.
The 2016 NFL Draft begins on April 28 at 8:00 p.m. E.T.
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