One of the questions everybody has been asking is regards to the Eagles interest in drafting a quarterback early in the selection process. Last week, the Birds worked out four of the top quarterback prospects in this draft, namely Carson Wentz, Jared Goff, Paxton Lynch and Kevin Hogan. They were seriously doing their homework on the quarterbacks, but why.
Jason Cole of the BleacherReport.com took that information to the next step, when he reported the following. “According to multiple sources around the NFL, the interest by the Philadelphia Eagles in taking a quarterback perhaps with the number eight overall selection or higher is very real.”
Cole added that he also has sources who refute the claim the Eagles are planning on taking a QB with that top 10 pick. Some of those sources believe the Birds are only bluffing.
I personally don’t think they’re going to take a quarterback very early in the process. I think they’re going to single out a quarterback, who will be taken later in the draft and they will try to select that signal caller with one of their latter picks.
I think Eagles V.P. of Football Operations Howie Roseman and head coach Doug Pederson would both get ripped to shreds by Birds fans if they drafted one of the top quarterbacks with the eighth pick, after signing Sam Bradford to a near $40 million dollar deal over the next two years, as well as giving $7 million dollars a year to Chase Daniel over the next three years.
If they drafted a quarterback with their top pick, it would also signal to Bradford that his days are numbered as the Eagles starter. I also think the Birds have some serious needs on their offensive line.