Moving up to 4 would be strictly for Tannehill. More than likely we would give up our 1 and both 2s. I honestly don't think he's worth both our 2s. As for Blackmon, where would he play? Neither DeSean or Maclin will drop to 3.
Please god no. As an Eagles fan who lives in Cleveland and is also a Browns fan, I hate Tannehill. I've just been beginning to think that the Browns are gonna make the right choice and NOT take him, and now this? I can't escape this guy!!!
I want absolutely no part of Tannehill that high. When he played elite defensive competition last year (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Oklahoma state) he struggle badly with 10 ints. I beg you Reid.....trade out and draft a better value QB later or draft one with a 1st next year with a pretty deep class projected.
Tannehill isn't even going to end up being the third best QB in this draft class. Weeden is going to be a better pro. It's going to be like the Ponder and Dalton last year, in the way that a QB is way overvalued based on things other than production and the proven player drafted in the early 2nd will outproduce the first rounder.
Eagles trades and decisions have always been under the radar, ESPECIALLY on draft day. Cleveland media is just trying to make a move and build speculation in hopes of other teams ACTUALLY getting involved. The Browns have SO many needs and don't want to draft Tannehill so they are hoping to move down and pick up more picks to address more needs. I don't expect anyone to trade up for tannehill and I think Browns take T. Rich
The thing I really don't get though is why Reid would want to do this in a do or die season for him. If they go out and underachieve, I think it's a no brainier to fire him. Now he wants to draft a project, one that wouldn't play that much (maybe 3 with Vicks injuries), when your in a do or die season. They should draft a player that could help this team this year, not sit on the bench.
The only way credible way that the Eagles can mess up this draft is if they:
1. Trade up to take a QB at the cost of improving the defense and the offense's starters and heavy rotation players.
2. Out-think the room and reach on a player by seemingly one round or more for a player again, like with Daniel Te'o-Nesheim in the third round or Jaiquawn Jarrett in the second round.
I'm not opposed to the Eagles trading up to take a player they really want -- as long as that player isn't a QB in the first round not named Griffin III or Luck.
If the Eagles do this to somehow pick up OT Matt Kalil, CB Morris Claiborne, or even RB Trent Richardson then this move could work. The team's chances for winning the Super Bowl would increase.
Hopefully this is all a smokescreen, and the Eagles will do what everybody thought they were going to do with their mid-first round pick a month or two ago: improve the defense with Kuechly or the best player available.