Although there are many who don’t want to see the Eagles draft a quarterback this year, there are concerns about the current backup situation. History tends to repeat itself, and if that holds true, odds are that we will see a backup quarterback forced into the starting role at some point in 2012.
Given that concern, the Eagles are doing their homework and one prospect I’m sure they have evaluated is Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Truthfully, I didn’t have high expectations for what I was going to see from Cousins on film. I was actually pleasantly surprised by what I saw.
Cousins is very powerful and accurate when it comes to the short and intermediate throws. His bread and butter is quick slants, ins, outs, and comebacks. He can rifle the ball into tight spots with accuracy and kill time in moving his team down the field.
It doesn’t seem like he was often asked to really stretch the field with his arm. He has the ability to make longer throws, but his deep pass abil...