THE EAGLES NEXT DRAFT.

Posted November 29, 2012

WHO should the EAGLES draft in the first round? 

If the writing on the wall is correct and Reid is canned, GOD ONLY KNOWS what system the next coach run and thus what he prioritizes. Who he may keep is also up in the air based on those same factors. So from that perspective it's impossible to say what the EAGLES would even need, let alone should draft.

If by some stroke of sanity Reid stays, then the first pick has to be a QB.

Yes, I said QB. Here's why:

1) The youth movement is ON. This means Michael Vick is all but gone, and that puts the team squarely in Nick Foles or Trent Edwards hands. Unless they go get a fill-in, journeyman QB. Which they already have in Trent Edwards so why sign another one. If they're going to add a QB it makes more sense to draft one. 

2) The Front Office needs it. Lurie's coaching move means ZERO without a QB to lead the team, and I get the impression that (now with Foles flopping), Lurie probably isn't interested in more years wandering in the wilderness searching for a QB again. Howie Roseman needs to show he can get THIS decision right, and if Reid stays, it gives him a guy who's been there, done that, and gotten it so right that his pick virtually rewrote the franchise record book. 

3) It's a top 5 pick. When was the last time Reid got his mitts on one of those? Oh yeah, it was 1999, when he drafted Donovan McNabb.

4) Brett Favre.

5) Donovan McNabb.

If they keep Reid they have a guy who's groomed 2 Super Bowl QB's, so it only makes sense to get him the weapon he works best with. Besides they already have 2 RB's, depth at WR and TE. If they commit to the line in the offseason they have enough parts to rally around a more talented rookie QB than the one they're working with now.

Roseman will likely look to grab a QB in round 1 or 2 regardless of whether Reid is here or not. My hunch is if they DID keep him though, it would have to be with an eye towards drafting and developing another top shelf QB.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Brady issues statement on Facebook after having suspension lifted

Don Orsillo reportedly asked to lie about being fired by NESN

Matt Cassel believes Bills will keep three quarterbacks

St. Louis police seize scalpers' World Series tickets to give to friends

Eli Manning happy Tom Brady will play NFL season opener

Phil Kessel has shed 13 pounds this summer

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Cam Newton addresses ‘gang’ photo on Instagram

Steelers defense is younger and faster but not better

Duke basketball to visit White House next Tuesday

Report: Cowboys have interest in Broncos RB Montee Ball

NFL owners to discuss changing Goodell's disciplinary role

Report: Eagles trade Matt Barkley to Arizona Cardinals

WATCH: Ben Revere gifted Matt Wieters a home run

Judge Sarah Thomas as an NFL official, not a female NFL official

Simona Halep popular with fans who want to kiss her

Patriots planned on raising a "Brady banner on opening night

Braves and Phillies sucking at the same time is rare

Montana St. linebacker delivers bone crushing hit in opener

Despite loss, all eyes still on Jim Harbaugh, Wolverines

Kirk Cousins discusses what it’s like to be called ‘Kurt’

Playoffs or not, Bryce Harper is the NL MVP

Donald Sterling’s wife Shelly seeking alimony

Chicago Bears and Jay Cutler: A love/hate relationship

Likely scenarios for current MLB front-office vacancies

Seven takeaways from Eagles final preseason game

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Tom Brady issues statement on Facebook

Robert Griffin III and a dream deferred

Best, worst surprises of NFL preseason

The Gospel Of Harbaugh prepares for its ultimate test of faith

Meet the Utah Utes, the pluckiest program in college football

Iman Shumpert will name daughter Iman Shumpert Jr.

Dallas company celebrates Romo with DirecTV 'crownies'

Top 10 storylines for Week 4 of the NFL preseason

Matt Williams is still hopelessly married to the idea of the closer’s role

Five unique CFB games to watch this weekend

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker