Eagles Will Try To Move Up For Marcus Mariota
The Philadelphia Eagles plan on trying to move up in the 2015 NFL Draft to select Marcus Mariota.
The Eagles have the 20th overall pick and Mariota is expected to be one of the first five selections.
"From No. 20, it's certainly not going to be easy,'' said the person, who requested anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak on the subject. "It's probably going to take moving up twice to do it. There's going to be some wheeling and dealing involved.''
Chip Kelly coached Mariota at Oregon during his first two collegiate seasons.
Most recently, Kelly compared Mariota to future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning.
"Obviously, [with] my relationship with Coach Kelly, it'd be a lot of fun to be a part of that offense and be a part of that team," Mariota said.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the top overall selection, while the Tennessee Titans own the second pick.