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Titans trade No. 1 pick to Rams; deal might affect Eagles' choice

The Tennessee Titans traded the No. 1 overall draft pick to the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday in a trade that included two original Eagles' picks, and will send reverberations throughout the draft – including the likelihood that a quarterback goes with the No. 1 overall pick.

The Rams dealt the No. 15 overall pick, two second-round picks (No. 43 and No. 45), a third-round pick (No. 76), a 2017 first-round pick and a 2017 third-round pick.

The Titans surrendered the No. 1 pick, a fourth-round pick (No. 113) and a sixth-round pick (No. 177).

The No. 43 pick that the Titans received is the Eagles' original second-rounder that was sent to the Rams in the Sam Bradford trade last March. The No. 113 pick that the Rams received was the Eagles' original fourth-rounder that was exchanged in the DeMarco Murray deal.

The deal likely affects the Eagles' chances of landing a top quarterback in the first round. The Rams are expected to select either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff with the top pick, and quarterbacks could go 1-2 in the draft. Unless the Eagles find a way to move up or one somehow slips through the next six picks, the Eagles won't be able to land one at No. 8 -- if that was even a possibility. The Eagles have crisscrossed the country working out the top quarterbacks in the draft.

Although the Eagles were not directly involved in the deal, the Bradford-Nick Foles trade turned out to be a part of this blockbuster. The Rams acquired Foles to be their top quarterback and even gave him a two-year, $24.5-million contract extension before the 2015 season. But Foles struggled as the starter, eventually getting benched and leaving the Rams searching for a quarterback again in this draft.

It helped the Rams trade ammunition that they had an extra second-round pick, which Chip Kelly gave up last March to sweeten the offer to land Bradford.

For the Eagles, it would have been difficult to land Wentz or Goff at No. 8. There were rumors that they were interested in the No. 1 pick, but they didn't have the same resources to offer as the Rams – particularly the two second-round picks. If two quarterbacks go atop the draft, then it would send another top prospect down to No. 8. Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil and Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey, who were both believed to be in contention to be the No. 1 pick, could now drop a few spots, which would in turn send other top players down to No. 8. Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa, UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, Notre Dame offensive lineman Ronnie Stanley, Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner, Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, and Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves are among the top non-quarterback prospects.

The draft is April 28-30, so the start is just two weeks away. Thursday already shook up the draft – and could affect the Eagles when they're on the clock.