Jan 22, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) celebrates after a catch during the first half of an AFC Divisional playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Crazy things are happening on the wide receiver front in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft on Thursday night. From picks 8-18, six wide receivers were drafted.

Additionally, during those picks, there were two trades involving veteran receivers.

The Baltimore Ravens traded Marquise Brown to the Arizona Cardinals.

And in a stunning blockbuster trade, the Tennessee Titans have sent A.J. Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for the No. 18 and No. 101 picks (so much for the Tennessee front office shooting down the Brown trade rumors).

Not only did the Eagles trade for Brown, but they also immediately signed him to a lucrative contract. Brown has signed a four-year, $100 million extension with the Eagles that features $57 million guaranteed.

Brown is a physical specimen at wide receiver, listed at 6’1″, 226 pounds and looking like a running back with the ball in his hands.

Over three NFL seasons, Brown has 185 receptions, 2,995 receiving yards (16.45 AVG), and 24 touchdown receptions. And he’s still just 24 years old (25 in June). This is a significant addition for the Philadelphia offense, and quarterback Jalen Hurts now has two explosive young weapons to throw to in Brown and DeVonta Smith.

While the Titans got rid of a star wide receiver in this trade, they hope that they drafted a future star in Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks. Tennessee used the No. 18 pick acquired from the Eagles to select Burks.

The Brown trade also came after the Eagles traded up to draft Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis with the No. 13 pick.

Here’s a look at how the football world is reacting to the blockbuster trade:

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