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Chip Kelly On Trading Up: It Was A Really Steep Price

Apr 30, 2015 11:25 PM

Chip Kelly has denied reports that the Philadelphia Eagles had been trying to trade up for Marcus Mariota in the days leading up to the draft.

The Eagles were reportedly offering picks, along with defensive end Fletcher Cox, quarterback Sam Bradford, linebacker Mychal Kendricks, guard Evan Mathis and cornerback Brandon Boykin.

“I didn’t think it was going to happen, and it didn’t happen,” Kelly said, via Reuben Frank of CSN Philly. “It was a really steep price.”

The Eagles instead stayed at No. 20 and picked Nelson Agholor.

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2015 NFL Draft (Complete First Round Results)

Apr 30, 2015 7:49 PM

RealGM will be updating the picks of the 2015 NFL Draft as they're announced from Chicago. You can also follow RealGMFootball on Twitter.

Running rumors:

- The Eagles tried to trade up to No. 1 with the Buccaneers, per Ed Werder.

- Philadelphia has offered two first rounders, a third rounder, Fletcher Cox, Brandon Boykin, Mychal Kendricks and more to move up to the first or second slot, according to Ian Rapoport.

- Zach Mettenberger wants to be traded by the Titans with the Titans drafting (and presumably keeping) Marcus Mariota.

- Titans' GM Ruston Webster says the franchise will not trade Mariota.

- 49ers trade back from No. 15 to No. 17 with San Diego, while also acquiring 2015 4th rounder and 2016 5th rounder.

- Lions trade their pick back to the Broncos, acquiring Manny Ramirez, a 5th rounder in 2015 and 5th rounder in 2016.

Round 1

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

2. Tennessee Titans: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dante Fowler, Jr., OLB, Florida

4. Oakland Raiders: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

5. Washington: Brandon Scherrf, G, Iowa

6. New York Jets: Leonard Williams, DT, USC

7. Chicago Bears: Kevin White, WR, West Virginia

8. Atlanta Falcons: Vic Beasley, Edge, Clemson

9. New York Giants: Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami

10. St. Louis Rams: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia

11. Minnesota Vikings: Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State

12. Cleveland Browns: Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

13. New Orleans Saints: Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford

14. Miami Dolphins: Devante Parker, WR, Louisville

15. San Diego Chargers (via San Francisco 49ers): Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

16. Houston Texans: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest

17. San Francisco 49ers (via San Diego Chargers): Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon

18. Kansas City Chiefs: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

19. Cleveland Browns (via Buffalo Bills): Cameron Erving, C, Florida State

20. Philadelphia Eagles: Nelson Agholor, WR, USC

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M

22. Pittsburgh Steelers: Bud Dupree, OLB, Kentucky

23. Denver Broncos (via Detroit Lions): Shane Ray, DE, Missouri

24. Arizona Cardinals: D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida

25. Carolina Panthers: Shaq Thompson, OLB, Washington

26. Baltimore Ravens: Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF

27. Dallas Cowboys: Byron Jones, CB, UConn

28. Detroit Lions (via Denver Broncos): Laken Tomlinson, G, Duke

29. Indianapolis Colts: Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami

30. Green Bay Packers: Damarious Randall, S, Arizona State

31. New Orleans Saints (via Seattle Seahawks): Stephone Anthony, LB, Clemson

32. New England Patriots: Malcom Brown, DT, Texas

RealGM Staff Report

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Eagles, Bears Making Hardest Push For No. 2 Pick

Apr 30, 2015 7:18 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears are the two teams making the strongest push to trade up to the No. 2 spot in the draft.

The Tennessee Titans own the second overall pick and are pushing for a significant package to part with the pick.

Both the Eagles and Bears are targeting Marcus Mariota.

Jay Cutler played collegiately in Nashville for Vanderbilt and could be included in the deal, though Bob Holtzman reports the Titans are not interested in Cutler. The Bears would only have $4 million in dead money from Cutler's $16.5 million 2015 cap hit if he was traded to the Titans.

Philadelphia has offered two first rounders, a third rounder, Fletcher Cox, Brandon Boykin, Mychal Kendricks and more to move up, according to Ian Rapoport.

Paul Kuharsky/ESPN

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Eagles Could Bypass Titans At No. 2 With Buccaneers' Trade

Apr 30, 2015 5:43 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles are in pursuit of Marcus Mariota and have been zeroed in on moving up to No. 2 with the Tennessee Titans, but they could instead try to business with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers are planning on taking Jameis Winston, but receiving multiple pieces for the first overall pick would allow Lovie Smith and Jason Licht to quickly rebuild an entire team. The move also allows them to bypass the risk that comes with selecting Winston.

The Buccaneers want an extra first round pick already and could receive extra picks in subsequent years.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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Agent Trying To Pull La'el Collins From Draft

Apr 30, 2015 3:21 PM

La'el Collins' agent is attempting to pull his name from Thursday's draft and then enter the Supplemental Draft in a few weeks.

Collins' ex-girlfriend was recently murdered and the police want to question him though he's not considered a suspect.

Collins was an expected top-15 pick.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

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Washington Looking To Move Down From No. 5

Apr 30, 2015 11:51 AM

Washington is open to trading down from the No. 5 slot in the NFL Draft as Scot McCloughan rebuilds the roster.

"There's no question that the Redskins would like to trade down. The question is whether or not they're going to get value in doing that," Albert Breer said. "They have seven picks right now over the next three days. Scot McCloughan said himself on Monday that he'd like to get that number closer to 10. The problem is the way this draft shakes out, you don't want to drop out of the top 15. They're limited to as how far they'd be willing to drop down and they'd still like to fortify those lines of scrimmage."

When McCloughan was with the San Francisco 49ers, the team selected three offensive linemen, a defensive lineman, a linebacker and a tight end in the first round.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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Saints Could Draft QB But Doesn't Mean End Of Drew Brees

Apr 30, 2015 11:43 AM

The New Orleans Saints could draft a quarterback with the 31st overall pick, but it is not necessarily a sign that the franchise is planning to transition away from Drew Brees.

Bryce Petty of Baylor was worked out by the Saints.

“I think you’re always looking to get a young quarterback in the program,” Mickey Loomis said, via ESPN.com. “We’ve got one in Ryan Griffin that we like. And if an opportunity presents itself, hey, we may take another one here. But I don’t see the end for Drew Brees on the short-term horizon. At least I certainly hope not. But it does take time for these quarterbacks to develop. And we’re conscious of that. We evaluate the quarterbacks. And obviously if an opportunity presents itself to take one at the right time, we’re not afraid to do that.”

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

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Eagles Continuing Attempts To Trade For Marcus Mariota

Apr 29, 2015 10:23 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles remain interested in trading up for Marcus Mariota, reportedly "doing all they can" to acquire him.

The Eagles would presumably need to get an agreement with the Tennessee Titans done to draft Mariota at No. 2.

Philadelphia has Sam Bradford, the 20th overall pick this year, their pick in 2016 and presumably additional picks to parlay for Mariota.

The Cleveland Browns have interest in Bradford and could help facilitate a trade.

Chip Kelly views Mariota as a sure thing in his system, but it is unclear how much the Eagles will be prepared to give up for him.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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Leonard Williams Believes He Should Go First Overall

Apr 29, 2015 6:15 PM

Leonard Williams believes he should be the top overall pick in Thursday's draft.

Williams is rated by RealGM's Jeff Risdon as the top overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft.

"I respect his confidence," Williams said Wednesday when asked about comments from Dante Fowler thinking he is the best defensive player in the draft. "I feel like every player is going to have to have that type of confidence to do well at the next level, but at the same time I feel like I'm the best defensive player."

Williams was asked if he feels like the best player in the draft.

"Yeah, I feel like I should be taken No. 1," he said with a smile.

Williams has been linked to the Tennessee Titans at No. 2.

"I love the D-line coach (Giff Smith), we have a pretty good connection," he said when asked about the Titans. "The defensive scheme they showed me, I feel like I'd fit in pretty well. With (defensive lineman) Jurrell Casey being from USC, I feel like he would be a good mentor for me."

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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ESPN Has Conflicting Reports On Browns-Titans Trade Talks

Apr 29, 2015 1:23 PM

There have been conflicting ESPN reports about whether the Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans have held discussions on the second overall pick.

Pat McManamon has reported that the Browns and Titans have held discussions in which Cleveland sends the 12th and 19th picks for the second pick.

A source with the Titans told ESPN's Paul Kuharsky that the Browns had not made an offer for the No. 2 overall pick, and another source close to the Browns said there have been no substantive talks with the Titans and that these discussions commonly take place as the draft approaches.

The Browns would take Marcus Mariota if they acquire the pick from the Titans.

Cleveland selected Johnny Manziel in the first round last year, but they appear willing to concede he is not the solution at quarterback for the franchise.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

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La'el Collins' Not Considered Suspect As Ex-Girlfriend Found Murdered
La'el Collins is projected to be a first round pick.

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Shane Ray Enrolled In NFL's Drug Program
Shane Ray was a projected top-10 pick.

ESPN

ESPN, NFLN Won't Spoil Picks For Draft
ESPN and the NFL Network have agreed once again not to spoil picks for the 2015 NFL Draft before they're officially disclosed.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Buccaneers Conducted Extensive Vetting Of Jameis Winston
Jason Licht said the Buccaneers "spoke to upwards of 75 people" about Jameis Winston.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Jets Calling Teams About Moving Up For Marcus Mariota
Marcus Mariota is believed to be the Jets' target if they move up.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Sam Bradford Believes Eagles Could Trade Him At Draft
The Eagles acquired Sam Bradford this offseason from the St. Louis Rams, but the team remains connected to a deal for Marcus Mariota.

Eliot Shorr-Parks/Star-Ledger

Jets Secretly Worked Out Marcus Mariota At Facility
The Jets, Buccaneers and Titans are the three teams to have worked out Marcus Mariota at both their own practice facility and on Oregon's campus.

Albert Breer/NFL.com

Source: No Comparison Between Winston, Mariota On NFL Transition
Jameis Winston is widely considered the best quarterback prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft, though some have made an argument for Marcus Mariota.

Peter Schrager/Fox Sports

Kevin White Visits Bears, Rams This Week
Both Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay project Kevin White going to the Bears at No. 7.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Cardinals, Falcons, Cowboys, Jags, Chargers, Bucs In Mix For Peterson
The Vikings could entice a team to trade for Adrian Peterson once Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley are drafted.

Chris Tomasson/Pioneer Press

Jon Gruden Rates Garrett Grayson As No. 3 QB Draft Prospect
Jon Gruden rates Garrett Grayson as the third best quarterback prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Mike Kils/Denver Post

Titans Like Jameis Winston At No. 2 If Buccaneers Pass
The Titans have done their homework on Jameis Winston, and the team feels he "checks out."

Paul Kuharsky/ESPN

Robert Griffin III Expects Washington To Not Draft Quarterback
Washington has until May 3 to pick up their option for the 2016 season on Robert Griffin.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Patriots To Host Todd Gurley For Visit
The Patriots own the 32nd overall pick and Todd Gurley is expected to go in the No. 16 to No. 26 range.

Chase Goodbread/NFL.com

Dolphins Could Use Another 1st Rounder On O-Line
La'el Collins of LSU is among the frontrunners for the Dolphins with the 14th overall pick.

Chase Goodbread/NFL.com

Todd Gurley's Knee Looks Good In Medical Recheck
Todd Gurley is considered the top running back in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Dorial Green-Beckham Visits 49ers, Bengals
Dorial Green-Beckham has drawn comparisons to Calvin Johnson and Julio Jones, but he's had issues off the field.

Bryan Fischer/NFL.com

Nike Signs Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota
Nike has signed Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota to endorsement contracts.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Rams Workout Marcus Mariota
Marcus Mariota's workout lasted 45 minutes.

Bryan Fischer/NFL.com

Jaelen Strong Likely Needs Surgery To Fix Broken Bone In Wrist
Jaelen Strong has been expected to be a mid-first round pick.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com