Eagles trade with Browns could help Giants

Philadelphia moved up six spots to reportedly take their quarterback of the future.

The Philadelphia Eagles made a splash today by trading with the Cleveland Browns to move up to the 2nd overall pick in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft.

 The Eagles gave up the No. 8 overall pick, third- and fourth-round picks in 2016, a first-round pick next year and a second-round pick in 2018. They also receive a fourth-round pick next year.

 This is a huge move that will have a direct impact on other NFL teams, specifically the New York Giants.

 A move of this magnitude could help the Giants.

Regardless of whether or not Carson Wentz or Jared Goff become quality NFL quarterbacks, this trade will set the Eagles back in the short-term. Wentz or Goff will not be ready to make an impact in 2016. Eagles VP of football operations Howie Roseman cleared up any speculation when he stated on Wednesday that Sam Bradford the starting quarterback moving forward. The variety of picks that the Eagles have traded to the Browns now can not be used to help build up the roster. The Eagles are essentially mortgaging much of their draft and weakening the roster in the short term for a player they believe to be their next franchise quarterback.

 Another way that this trade will impact the Giants, is that it opens up more prospects for the them to potentially select with their first round pick. The Giants were never going to take a quarterback in the first round, so they will have an extra option to pick from knowing that two quarterbacks are already off the board. The Eagles were a major player for Ezekiel Elliott with the 8th pick, and the Browns have a need at running back as well, but there is now a much greater possibility of Elliot now falling to the Giants

 The Giants also have the option to trade back, and gather more picks. The Browns could also look at OT @Ronnie Stanleywith the 8th pick, taking the second best offensive tackle off the board. If this is the case and Elliott is still on the board, the Giants would likely be able to get a huge haul for the ultra-talented running-back, which makes trading down a lot more sensible. They could also look to draft Elliot, but the sense is that the Giants will take a defensive player if Stanley is not still available.

This trade could result in a domino-effect throughout the entire first round, and it opens up the possibility of even more potential trades. The next week leading up to the draft should be one to monitor closely. 


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