The great Tim McManus got the great Greg Cosell to offer some thoughts on potential Eagles draft targets. Honestly, I can’t say this list of players is anything all that special.
One nugget of interest involved QB E.J. Manuel. Cosell brought up the point that he could be a target in part due to his size.
While he listed all three signal-callers as potential fits, he gave the nod to Manuel over Scott in particular because of sheer size. Manuel is listed at 6-5, 240; Scott at 6-3, 197; and Smith at 6-3, 208.
“At the end of the day, if he’s going to run,” said Cosell, “he is going to get hit.”
Kelly never had truly big QBs at Oregon. Was that just how things played out or was it by design? If Kelly does want a big guy, Manuel is the way to go. I’m just curious if that’s something Kelly does want. I’ve never liked big QBs. Some coaches want the guy who is 6-5, 240. I prefer the guy who is 6-3, 225. It will be interesting to see what Kelly does so we can get a good feel for the kind of QB he’s truly looking for.