We can glean several items from Casserly's report:
» For all of the criticism of the Eagles for overpaying, they weren't the only team that placed a high value on Bradford. The Rams and Browns, if not more clubs, also set Bradford's value at a first-round pick -- at the very least.
» If Kelly was truly planning a trade up for Oregon's Marcus Mariota, it's hard to believe he would choose Bradford over stockpiling another first-round pick as ammunition for the giant leap up the draft board. Rejecting the Browns' offer lends credence to sentiment from the Eagles' website that Kelly identified Bradford as a "special talent who can make this offense soar."
» The Rams didn't want to get left without a veteran quarterback. They preferred Foles and a second-round pick to the late-first round option.
» The Browns aren't counting on Johnny Manziel as a factor this season. If they were willing to surrender a first-round pick for Bradford, what's to stop them from pulling the trigger on a quarterback in the first few rounds of next month's draft?