NASHVILLE TN - OCTOBER 24: Andy Reid the Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles is pictured during the NFL game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on October 24 2010 in Nashville Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Since this is the day of the 2012 NFL draft you can take any rumors with a grain of salt but there's a good one out there involving the Kansas City Chiefs. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport writes on Twitter that he keeps hearing the Philadelphia Eagles could trade up to the 11th pick if Ryan Tannehill is still on the board. The Chiefs, of course, are picking 11th and would probably entertain offers for that pick, depending on who's on the board.
I bring this rumor up because it fits in nicely with a prediction I made this morning in a story for SBNation.com. Quoting myself (arrogant, I know):
My candidate for the move-you-never-saw-coming is the Eagles. They tend to surprise us with personnel moves, like trading Donovan McNabb, signing Michael Vick and landing Nnamdi Asomugha. Those are all moves that surprised people in the past. I think the Eagles are the team to watch if you're looking for a draft day surprise. They hold the 15th overall pick and could make a move if their player starts to fall.
According to Rapoport, that player may very well be Tannehill. Peter King of SI.com has consistently said in the last week that the Chiefs probably wouldn't take Tannehill if he fell to No. 11. Instead, the Chiefs would shop the pick and take what they could get.
So add the Eagles to the list of teams to keep in mind when talking potential trade partners.