Eagles Meet With QB’s at Senior Bowl
The Eagles have met with a pair of high profile quarterback's at the Senior Bowl this week, most notably; Ryan Nassib of Syracuse, a West Chester native and EJ Manuel of Florida State.
Nassib measured in at 6'2/223 pounds during Senior Bowl weigh-ins. The Syracuse product has a cannon for an arm and Mike Mayock of the NFL Network stated that Nassib "can make all the throws," and even drew comparisons to Andy Dalton and Kirk Cousins from Mayock during the NFL Network's Senior Bowl coverage.
We had Scott Wright, the President of www.draftcountdown.com on the show today and he stated that Nassib could very well be a first-round pick.
(Listen to Scott Wright from DraftCountdown.com talk about the Senior Bowl - Monday)
(Listen to Russ Lande from NationalfootballPost.com talk Senior Bowl - Tuesday)
Another draft expert, Russ Lande from National Football Post said: "After charting out Nassib in five games we consider him to be the best quarterback in the 2013 NFL Draft and worth drafting with the first overall pick."
As for Manuel, he is a intriguing prospect who at 6-5, 240 pounds and has people talking about where he could go in the draft because of his incredible tools. Sports Illustrated's Tony Pauline considers Manuel a second-round pick and had this to say about him: "He's a incredibly athletic quarterback prospect with the physical skills and arm strength to lead a franchise at the next level. Makes plays with his legs while also displaying outstanding downfield accuracy."
Manuel told reports in Mobile today that he was recruited by Chip Kelly at Oregon, but decided to stay closer to home - so there is some connection there.