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.

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