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Eagles Draft Northwestern QB Mike Kafka

The Eagles selected quarterback Mike Kafka out of Northwestern with a pick acquired from Green Bay in the fourth round, the 122nd overall selection. Here's Tony Pauline from Sports Illustrated and DraftInsider.net with his scouting report.

QB Mike Kafka, Northwestern
Pos. Rank: 8 Grade: 5th Round Height: 6-3 Weight: 225 40: 4.93 Year: 5-Sr.

The Good: Adequately size signal caller best in the short passing game. Patient in the pocket, displays terrific field awareness, and remains poised under the rush. Possesses a quick release, immediately gets the ball out of his hands, and very accurate in the short field. Looks away from covered receivers, goes through progressions, and takes the safe underneath outlet if nothing else is available. Terrific sense of knowing where his receivers are on the field. Puts touch on throws when necessary, effectively places the ball into receivers.

The Bad: Lacks great pocket stature. Cannot drive the deep pass. Falls out of throws at times.

The Verdict: Kraft did a terrific job last season when he stepped underneath center on a full-time basis. He's a terrific timing passer who would be a good addition to a West Coast offense.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 11:27 a.m., April 24

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