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What Philadelphia Eagles Trading Down in NFL Draft Says About QB Jalen Hurts – NBC10 Philadelphia

What Daniel Jeremiah believes Eagles trade says about Hurts initially appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

When the Eagles traded down from 6 to 12, draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah’s preliminary response was totally different than most.

He interpreted it not as an indication that the Eagles don’t need to draft a quarterback however an indication that perhaps they do.

Just not but.

Jeremiah spent two years in the Eagles’ entrance office earlier than becoming a member of NFL Network, so he has a novel perspective on the whole lot Howie Roseman does. He is aware of how Howie thinks.

And talking on the Takeoff with John Clark podcast, he defined his concept in regards to the commerce down.

“To me, if I’m not sold on Hurts, I get the strategy of, ‘OK, hey, let’s get some insurance here, we’re going to have potentially three 1’s next year, (so) we’ll give Jalen this year, see how it goes, and if for some reason it doesn’t go well, we’ve got all these resources to try and address the quarterback position,” Jeremiah mentioned. “So that’s what this kind of looks like to me. Man, if you really, really thought, ‘OK, we’ve got something with Hurts,’ it would be hard for me to pass off the opportunity to get someone like (Kyle) Pitts or Ja’Marr Chase.”

Jeremiah raises an attention-grabbing level.

The Eagles because it stands now have their very own 2022 1st-round choose, the Dolphins’ 1st-round choose from the commerce down and probably the Colts’ 1st-round choose, so long as Carson Wentz performs 75 p.c of the Colts’ 2021 snaps.

Jeremiah believes Roseman may very well be stockpiling 1st-round picks for a doable commerce to the higher reaches of subsequent year’s draft for a run at one of many prime quarterbacks in what’s projected to be a robust QB draft.

We’re nonetheless over a year away, however there’s an opportunity North Carolina’s Sam Howell, Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder, USC’s Kedon Slovis, Liberty’s Malik Willis and Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler will all be top-10 picks subsequent year.

Of course, if Hurts doesn’t work out, there’s an opportunity the Eagles received’t want to maneuver very far as much as get a prime quarterback. But that’s a priority for one more day.

Jeremiah additionally mentioned the notion of a Russell Wilson commerce isn’t that outlandish. Remember, Jeremiah was in the Eagles’ conflict room in the course of the 2012 draft throughout his stint because the Eagles’ West Region scout, so he is aware of precisely how Roseman and Jeff Lurie really feel in regards to the Seahawks’ veteran QB.

Could the Eagles actually pony up the draft picks to amass the long run Hall of Famer?

“I wouldn’t rule it out,” Jeremiah mentioned. “It looks like Russell to me – on the outside – looks like he’s looking for a new opportunity and when that comes, who knows, but the Eagles would seem to be a match.”

The Seahawks picked Wilson seventy fifth general in 2012. The Eagles took Nick Foles 13 picks later. They’re amongst solely 4 Third-round quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl (together with Jeff Hostetler and Joe Montana).

“Obviously, every building is going to be interested in Russell, with his ability level,” Jeremiah mentioned. “But I know we had a lot of love for him there in Philadelphia. To me, I think there is something to that. We really liked him, and we thought nobody else is going to take this guy in the 3rd round, we’re going to take him in the 3rd round, and it turns out he got picked right in front of us. I always tell people in the last couple years, that used to be one of the saddest stories in the draft, ‘Man, Russell, not getting him,’ and we get Foles and even though he went out and came back, Foles ends up being the Super Bowl MVP, so at least there’s a little happy ending there for the Eagles fans.”

Despite his hunch in regards to the commerce down and hypothesis about Wilson, Jeremiah does assume Hurts, the Eagles’ 2nd-round choose a year in the past, does have an opportunity to develop into a profitable NFL starter based mostly on what he noticed final year.

“I feel he has starter capability, mentioned Jeremiah, a one-time beginning quarterback at Appalachian State. “I’m curious to see how this new teaching workers and him come collectively to place this offense collectively. 

“Provided they keep wholesome, he’s going to have a greater offensive line, hopefully, a few of these younger receivers can form of blossom and take the subsequent step. But I feel he’s obtained some capability, I feel he’s obtained an opportunity to be a top quality starter. None of us know. We don’t know till he will get on the market and will get a full season, however yeah, there have been undoubtedly some good stuff you pull from final year.”

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