The Eagles reportedly signed Nebraska star Taylor Martinez. Notice I didn’t mention a position. Martinez was a QB for the Huskers, but worked out as a QB, DB and WR at his Pro Day. Eagles DB coach John Lovett was at that workout and put Martinez through DB drills.
The Eagles normally keep 5 QBs. They only have 4 on the roster so Martinez could be here for that. But he’s a marginal passer so he’s got virtually no chance as a QB. Martinez is a talented athlete that could play WR or DB.
Taylor Martinez played quarterback at Nebraska — starting 43 games at the position during four seasons with the Cornhuskers — but might be a man without a position as an NFL draft hopeful.
Martinez (6-foot 1/4, 201 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.45 and 4.6 seconds. He had a 39-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-9 broad jump. He had a 20-yard short shuttle time of 4.03 seconds and did the three-cone drill in 6.85 seconds. All of those numbers with the exception of the three-cone would have either been the best among quarterbacks or matched the best among quarterbacks at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Martinez worked out as a quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back at Nebraska’s pro day. Some NFL team will have to take a look at Martinez and decide what to do with him because he’s such a gifted athlete.
The Eagles had 90 guys on the roster already today. Someone will have to be cut before Martinez can be officially added.