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Report: Eagles have discussed trading up for first overall pick

Howie Roseman

Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman watches warm ups before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)


With two weeks left until the NFL draft, chatter is increasing about the Titans trading down from their spot at the No. 1 overall pick. One team that could be looking to trade up to the top pick is the Eagles.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Eagles have discussed moving all the way up to No. 1. Presumably, that means they want North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz and think they have to go all the way up to No. 1 to get him.

The Eagles have already traded up once in this year’s draft, moving from No. 13 to No. 8 when they traded linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Byron Maxwell to the Dolphins. To get the Titans to trade down from No. 1 to No. 8, the Eagles would surely have to trade away next year’s first-round pick and more.

The Titans have indicated that they’re willing to move down from No. 1. Although they have been linked heavily to Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil, who will surely be gone by the time pick No. 8 comes up, the Titans could add a left tackle like Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley at No. 8.

Last year, there was a great deal of talk that the Eagles would trade up with the Titans so that Philadelphia could draft Marcus Mariota. That didn’t happen, but perhaps a year later the Eagles and Titans will make a deal.