As per insiders, the Titans traded their top wide receiver A.J. Brown to the Eagles on Thursday for the 18th and 101st overall picks in the NFL draught. According to the source, Kimberley Martin that the Eagles and Brown have reached an agreement on a four-year deal worth $100 million, including $57 million in guarantees.
There was no way the Tennessee Titans were going to trade cornerback DeAngelo Brown, so they opted for Arkansas wide Treylon Burks with the 18th overall pick. After all, we have to make the difficult decisions, including me, says Titans GM Jon Robinson. Mike Vrabel, the Titans coach, said he was “extremely comfortable” with the way the situation played out and how he and Jon were able to negotiate it.
It was Brown’s best season, with 63 receptions for 869 yards and five touchdowns in just 13 games. Brown and last year’s 10th overall pick DeVonta Smith will create a deadly tandem in Philadelphia under quarterback Jalen Hurts. Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said he was “very delighted” to have Brown join the team.
GM Howie Roseman said, “Really happy to get him just in terms of how [Sirianni] can use him and his vision for A.J. Brown in this scheme, and how he complements the other guys that we have here… The Eagles made their second deal of the night with the acquisition of Brown. Minutes earlier, they traded up to the 13th selection to grab 6-foot-6, 340-pound Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis. The 15th overall pick, as well as the 124th, 162nd, and 166th pick in the following draughts, went to the Houston Texans in exchange for Davis.
Davis had generated considerable buzz during the combine for his impressive athletic display that included an impressive 4.78-second forty-yard dash — the fastest 40 times by a player 325 pounds or heavier at the combine since 2006, according to reports. While with the Bulldogs last season, Davis racked up 32 tackles, five of which were for a loss and two sacks.