Wright: This Good Year To Get Developmental QB
With the NFL Draft a few weeks away there is many scenarios for who the Eagles may draft. From Offensive Line to Running Back to Cornerback to Quarterback, the speculation is coming from many directions.
Scott Wright of Draft Countdown gives his perspective on the potential of the Eagles drafting a Quarterback in 2016:
"The Eagles could stand pat at number 8 and get Paxton Lynch from Memphis who I actually think more highly off than Goff. Its kind of 1a, 1b situation for me with Wentz and Lynch. So I'm a really big fan of Paxton Lynch and if I were the Eagles I would absolutely still be considering a Quarterback at number 8 overall. I just would not be willing to hitch my fortunes to Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel. Now I don't think they will, I think they feel comfortable at the Quarterback position for the time being. I think that's going to be a mistake."
Wright went on to explain the most likely scenario for the Eagles to draft a Quarterback:
"One good thing though for the Eagles is even if they don't go Quarterback at number 8 there's going to be some developmental signal callers beyond the first round that you could legitimately see developing into starters in the NFL one day. And we couldn't say that a year ago, this year there's a lot of options. Whether it be Cardale Jones from Ohio State, Connor Cook from Michigan State, Christian Hackenberg from Penn State and even further down the line to the middle rounds, Dak Prescott from Mississippi State, Jacoby Brissett from North Carolina State. This is a good year to get a developmental Quarterback."
Checkout who Scott Wright has going number one overall in his latest Mock Draft along with his insights about Ezekiel Elliott, Carson Wentz, Joey Bosa and more