3 QBs the Eagles Should Pick in the 2019 NFL Draft
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The way Carson Wentz has been viewed in Philadelphia has changed drastically from 2017 to now.
The former second-overall pick was the presumptive MVP at one point, though things have changed following back-to-back season-ending injuries. It even led Donovan McNabb, someone who knows a thing or two about succeeding in Philadelphia, to say the Eagles should move on from Wentz if he doesn't make it to the NFC Championship in the next two seasons, though he's since walked back some of those comments.
If the Eagles do want to test the QB waters in this year's draft, which they've given no indication they do, here are three players they should consider.
1. Tyree Jackson, Buffalo Bulls
Tyree Jackson probably should've stayed in college one more year, but all that means is the Eagles can get him for a lower pick. Jackson excelled during his time at Buffalo with 5,277 yards and 40 touchdowns over his last two seasons. He has had some accuracy issues, but you can't ignore the arm strength that comes with his 6' 7" frame. With Jackson expected to last late into this draft, the Eagles could stash him just based on his potential alone.
2. Ryan Finley, NC State Wolfpack
Ryan Finley is arguably one of the more underrated quarterbacks in the draft. During his final year at NC State, he completed 67 percent of his passes for 3,928 yards, 25 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He's an excellent game manager who would thrive in an efficient passing offense like the one the Eagles have. We've seen players like Nick Foles succeed in this extremely QB-friendly offense. Finley is the type of quarterback who could have similar success thanks to Doug Pederson's scheme.
3. Will Grier, West Virginia Mountaineers
People have undervalued Will Grier for far too long. Some scouts doubt his arm strength, but you can't ignore the numbers he put up during his final season in West Virginia. With 3,864 yards and 37 touchdowns to eight interceptions, Grier has proven he has what it takes to ignite an offense and find the end zone. He's athletic and accurate, completing 65 percent of his passes. Grier could be a steal for the Eagles and is someone who can sit and wait for the Wentz experiment to play out in Philadelphia.
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