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Browns will send a fourth-round compensatory pick to Eagles in 2017


The deal that allowed the Eagles to move from No. 8 to No. 2 entails the Browns surrendering both the second pick this year and, technically, a conditional fifth-round pick in 2017.

The condition is that, if the Browns get a compensatory fourth-round pick in 2017, the Eagles will get that pick instead. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Browns could get as many as three fourth-round compensatory picks due to the team’s free-agency losses in 2016. Whatever the final number, the Eagles would get the highest compensatory fourth-round pick that Cleveland receives.

For now, though, it’s only a fifth-round pick that is earmarked for the Eagles. By next year’s draft, the thinking is that the pick will be a round higher.

It’s the second time in a week that a trade has involved potential compensatory draft picks. The trade that moved the Rams to No. 1 entails a third-round compensatory pick flowing from L.A. to Nashville in 2017. If the Rams don’t get a third-round compensatory pick, they’ll give up their normal third-round selection, and the Titans will give the Rams a seventh-rounder in 2017.