It appeared at one level just like the Philadelphia Eagles may wind up with three Prime 10 picks in subsequent April’s 2022 NFL Draft.
At this level, with the Colts surging and the AFC South nonetheless a humiliation of a division, odds are good Carson Wentz goes to will Indy to some extra wins and out of the Prime 10.
However it’s nonetheless going to be a monumental draft for common supervisor Howie Roseman and the way forward for the Eagles’ group, and the decision-makers must get it proper.
Maybe that is why Roseman himself is headed on a highway journey on Thursday evening, forward of the Eagles’ Week 10 matchup with the Denver Broncos, to look at two of the highest quarterbacks in faculty soccer.
Roseman, in line with the Pittsburgh Put up-Gazette’s Johnny McGonigal, is headed to Heinz Area to look at Pitt face North Carolina on Thursday, the place Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett and Tar Heels quarterback Sam Howell will face off:
Very fascinating! Roseman clearly has a legion of scouts at his disposal, however in relation to an important place within the sport, you in all probability wish to get your individual eyes on the fellows too. Cannot blame him. (Plus, Pittsburgh rocks.)
Pickett has improbably inserted himself into the Heisman dialogue this 12 months with an absolute breakout season for Pitt, whereas Howell has been an intriguing professional prospect for a pair years now, however neither is a slam-dunk first spherical choose.
This is a have a look at their respective stat strains this 12 months:
Pickett: 68.7% completion, 9.3 Y/A, 29 TD, 3 INT / 73 rush, 234 yards, 4 TD
Howell: 63.1% completion, 9.0 Y/A, 20 TD, 7 INT / 135 rush, 699 yards, 8 TD
Should you’re asking me to decide on between the 2, I would take Pickett primarily based on his taller body and extra pro-ready launch, however I do not actually look after both as a prospect on the subsequent degree.
Together with Pickett and Howell, Liberty’s Malik Willis and Ole Miss’s Matt Corral are additionally seen as potential first-round quarterback picks. The Eagles reportedly had scouts at a matchup between the 2 final weekend.
In his mock draft this week, NBC Sports activities Philadelphia’s Dave Zangaro projected Corral to the Eagles at No. 3 total:
“In Saturday’s win over Liberty, Corral accomplished 20 of 27 passes for 324 yards and a a landing. This season, he’s finishing almost 67% of his passes with 16 touchdowns and a pair of picks. Even when he confronted Alabama, he accomplished 21 of 29 passes. The large knock on him final 12 months was that he threw too many picks, however he’s cleaned that up in 2021. Corral has a ton of bodily instruments as a passer and loads of potential as a runner too. He has huge upside and the Eagles may view him as a possible franchise man. Would it not be the proper choose? Unsure. However with the Eagles, I wouldn’t rule it out.”
Between determining if any of those guys are value a first-rounder, and attempting to examine a attainable blockbuster deal for a longtime veteran, that is going to be one insane offseason.
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