The NFL Draft isn’t far off at this point and it looks as though this year’s first round could be the most unpredictable in years. From the lack of an elite quarterback prospect to the fact that no one knows for sure who the first pick will be, NFL fans will be scratching their heads until 8 P.M.
To muddy the waters a bit more, we’ve attempted to aggregate each rumor onto one post into a series of easily-digestable one-liners. Enjoy.
The Philadelphia Eagles are in pursuit of another dual-threat quarterback, according to Darin Gantt of NBCsports.com.
The Eagles are heavily interested in Florida State signal caller E.J. Manuel. Manuel was a solid quarterback for the ‘Noles last season, boasting 23 TD’s and just under 3400 yards in the air.
Manuel is a physical freak, as he stands 6 foot 5 and weighs 240 pounds. If the Birds can snag him, it will be tough for guys like Jason Pierre-Paul and DeMarcus Ware to bring him to the ground.
With his mobility, he’s a guy that Chip Kelly would love in his high flying offense. And, he’s much less of a risk than Geno Smith, who is probably not worthy of the number 4 overall pick. Philly can probably nab Manuel with their 2nd round pick with no worries.
Training camp in Lehigh this fall could get interesting, as the Eagles currently contain 4 quarterbacks on the roster. They could easily add one more with the addition of Manuel, and he could give Mike Vick, Nick Foles, Dennis Dixon and G.J. Kinne a run for their money.
Stay tuned to see if Philly grabs the mobile brute this weekend. For now, follow me on twitter at @BrentKaiserman.