After weeks of rumors and rumblings about teams that could potentially swing draft day deals, Day 1 of the 2015 draft wound up being rather uneventful. One of the would-be trades would have seen the Broncos move up from No. 23 to the Eagles’ No. 20 pick, but Denver was rebuffed, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com (Twitter links).
Instead of adding draft picks, the Eagles opted to stay put and grab USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor. Of course, adding a wide receiver was a top priority for Chip Kelly & Co. after losing Jeremy Maclin, who signed with the Chiefs in March. Agholor joins Jordan Matthews, Riley Cooper, Miles Austin, as a part of the Eagles receiving corps. Agholor figures to get a good amount of burn in 2015, provided that he is as NFL-ready as the Eagles think he is.
It’s not immediately clear who the Broncos might have been targeting at No. 20. The Broncos wound up taking Shane Ray at No. 23 and it’s conceivable that he was their target in trying to move up. Ray was projected by some to be a fringe top ten pick before a flunked drug test hurt his stock.