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CLE Browns trade No. 2 overall pick to Eagles

Posted at 2:05 PM, Apr 20, 2016

In a blockbuster trade the Cleveland Browns have traded the No. 2 overall draft pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for this year's No. 8 pick.

The Browns will also receive the Eagles 2016 third round pick, No. 77 overall, 2016 fourth round pick, No. 100 overall, including Philadelphia's 2017 first-round pick and 2018 second-round pick.

Cleveland also sends its 2017 fourth round pick to the Eagles.

“We are excited about owning 12 picks heading into this year’s draft and acquiring the high future picks in 2017 and 2018,” said Browns Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown. “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.” 

The Browns now have 12 selections in the 2016 NFL draft. The team is tied for the most of any team, including six of the top 100 picks. (Numbers with an * are compensatory selection.)

Cleveland Browns 2016 Draft Picks:
Round Pick in Round Overall
1 8 8
2 1 32
3 2 65
3 14 77
4 1 99
4 2 100
4 40 138*
5 2 141
5 35 172*
5 36 173*
6 1 176
7 1 223
 
The Browns said they also own Indianapolis' 2017 seventh-round pick.
 
The team reported it conditionally surrendered its 2017 fourth-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles and its 2017 sixth- or seventh-round pick to San Francisco.