Cleveland still needs a franchise quarterback -- that's been the case since Bill Clinton roamed the White House -- but the Browns don't appear sold on settling for the signal-caller who falls to them.
NFL Media's Jeff Darlington reported Tuesday that Cleveland's front office is working the phones ahead of next Thursday's first round, telling NFL HQ: "I spoke to at least one general manager in the top 10 who has received a call from Browns general manager Sashi Brown about trying to gauge interest on moving into that second-overall pick."
"Pretty even in my opinion," Pederson said, per Philly.com. "From all the physical tools, both of them are extremely gifted there. Good arm strength, mobility. Obviously, Carson's a little bigger, maybe a little better athlete right now. But there's not much separating those two."
NFL Media columnist Michael Silver believes the Rams favor Goff. That wouldn't bother the Eagles, with Darlington noting that Pederson believes Wentz can become an "elite quarterback" at the NFL level. The Browns obviously feel differently, willing to pass on a position of dire need to accrue picks and begin their rebuild in earnest.
In Philly, adding Wentz would turn the quarterback room into a crowded house with Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel also under contract. It's fair to wonder if one of those arms might be dealt if the franchise invests in a rookie. Teams like the Jets and 49ers might come calling for one of the veterans.
One sticking point for the Eagles: While they hold the eighth-overall pick, they lack a second-rounder and don't pick again until No. 77. They also hold an additional third-rounder (No. 79), a fourth (No. 100), two fifths, a sixth and a pair of seventh-rounders.
Of course, the Browns aren't the only team fielding calls from general managers ahead of the draft. The San Diego Chargers have received just as much interest as the Browns in their pick at No. 3 from franchises picking inside and just outside the top 10 in the draft, sources aware of the situation told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.