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The Read-Option: Latest QB Buzz


The Read-Option is back, Eagles fans! With the 2016 NFL Draft a little over two weeks away, the rumors are beginning to heat up about the team and its No. 8 overall pick. For all the latest news and information, check out the content below ...

"It is less than three weeks before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell takes to the podium and announces that the Tennessee Titans are on the clock. But will Tennessee still own the first pick of the draft once the event commences? Here's the latest draft buzz circulating around the league:

1. The word from league insiders is four teams have inquired about the first pick of the draft. One of them is a bit of a surprise - the Dallas Cowboys. While the Cowboys rank quarterback Carson Wentz of North Dakota State as one of the best players in the NFL Draft, I'm told they've had defensive back Jalen Ramsey as the top player on their board for more than two months. The only way Dallas can be assured of acquiring Ramsey is moving ahead of the Cleveland Browns and San Diego Chargers."

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Draft Memories - Brandon Graham

"When I got selected by the Eagles, the first thing I thought about was the defense they run and I was like, 'Wow. They blitz all the time. This is going to be a good fit.' You start thinking about how you kind of fit from what you've seen, what you've watched on TV and stuff like that. For me, that was my whole thought process. Then, to be able to talk to Coach (Andy) Reid and those guys on the phone, I was kind of nervous, but anxious at the same time to let them know I'm ready to prove to you that you didn't waste a pick on me. I think for me it was more so, trying to prove to them through the phone that I'm ready."

Other Views

NFL Executives Think Philadelphia Is Likely To Trade Up - Brandon Lee Gowton, Bleeding Green Nation

"And so with roughly 2.5 weeks until the 2016 NFL Draft starts, one can't help but wonder if the rumors are true. The Eagles have shown so much interest in quarterback prospects this offseason. They prioritized trading into the top 10. They might not have the advantage of drafting this high again so this could be their prime chance to give Doug Pederson a top passing prospect to groom for the future."

Eagles' Five Biggest Needs, Post Free Agency - Jimmy Kempski, PhillyVoice

"The money they're shelling out for short-term competence (Sam Bradford) and long-term backup stability (Chase Daniel) should in no way prohibit them from finding their long-term starting solution at the most important position in sports.

The Eagles are going to draft a quarterback. It's only a matter of who and in what round. There's even a realistic chance they get aggressive and trade up for 'their guy,' whether that be North Dakota State's Carson Wentz or Cal's Jared Goff."

Lynch In The Mix - Tommy Lawlor, Igglez Blitz

"Lynch has definitely had moments of greatness as a collegian. Leading Memphis to an upset over Ole Miss was impressive, but just as important is how it happened. Lynch was 39-53-384 with three touchdowns in that game. He put the team on his back and led them to a win. For the season, Lynch threw 28 touchdowns and only four interceptions.

These aren't just numbers, either. The tape is very impressive."

Is Carson Wentz The Real Deal? - Andrew Kulp, The 700 Level

"The interest in Wentz has been so strong, it's prompted a lot of speculation the Eagles could trade up to select him. And let's be honest, they may have to.

Wentz has come out of relative obscurity to become this year's trendy top quarterback prospect in many eyes. Most draft experts predict the Cleveland Browns will either take him or Cal's Jared Goff with the second overall pick, and there's a very good chance whichever signal-caller is passed over comes off the board before the Eagles are on the clock at eight."

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