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Eagles Will Try To Move Up For Marcus Mariota

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:09 am
by RealGM Wiretap

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.

Via Mark Eckel/Trenton Times


Re: Eagles Will Try To Move Up For Marcus Mariota

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:04 am
by the_process
Seems extremely speculative. Philly media has long simply assumed Kelly loves Mariota because he coached him at Oregon and Mariota can run. A trade like this would require another team putting a first round grade on both Foles and McCoy and accepting them along with a 1st and 2nd this year as payment to jump up. Mariota would also have to fall to 5 or 6. Yeah, I'd give this a 5% shot of happening. Although with the Bucs at 1, and if the Eagles were willing to do a future 1 plus their 1 and 2 this year and Foles and McCoy... anything's possible I guess but seems about as feasible as me getting hired to be the Eagles GM.

Re: Eagles Will Try To Move Up For Marcus Mariota

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:22 am
by rocafelton
You're telling me the fifth pick is worth 2 firsts, 1 second, Foles, and McCoy? That sounds a bit much.