Clayton: Roseman Made A Statement By Trading Up
While there is still conjecture about who the Rams and Eagles will select with the top two picks in the 2016 NFL Draft, we know that the teams are targeting two Quarterbacks: Jared Goff and Carson Wentz. ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton said on The Sports Bash Friday Afternoon that Howie Roseman made a statement by trading up about this year's Quarterback class along with the next few years of Quarterback prospects:
"I think what Howie Roseman did is made a statement and his statement is the Quarterbacks coming out of college after this year are not going to be as good as these two Quarterbacks. And when you think about it he may be the first General Manager to activate what I think we're gonna be able to see reluctantly over the next four or five years: the Quarterbacks taken out of the draft are going to have to sit because they're Spread Quarterbacks...and why is that important? The Spread Quarterback is the one who is not ready for the NFL in the sense that he doesn't know how to back pedal because he doesn't have to, he doesn't work with a Tight End, he doesn't work with a Fullback, he doesn't take snaps behind the line of scrimmage, he doesn't even huddle. I mean what he basically does is just stand there and throw where the coach wants him to throw. So I think what the recognition is that Howie looked at these Quarterbacks and said 'Hey I don't care if it's Jared Goff, I don't care if it's Carson Wentz, what I'm looking at is two Quarterbacks that I think are better than the next two to three years and I want to be in a position to take them because I want to win football games and not be drafting in the top eight."
Listen to who Clayton thinks the Eagles will select with the 2nd overall pick in the Draft, what Sam Bradford's options are moving forward, and why Roseman isn't under any major pressure