Philadelphia Eagles Draft Preview; 2016 Schedule Released
With the 2016 NFL Draft set to begin on April 28, let’s take a look at this year’s Philadelphia Eagles Draft preview and schedule.
Philadelphia Eagles Draft Preview
So, as the 2016 NFL Draft gets more and more interesting, and if last weeks news of the Rams jumping to the #1 pick wasn’t enough, the Philadelphia Eagles just gave away the farm to slip into the #2 slot.
Howie Roseman has been wheeling and dealing this off-season like a West Texas windstorm, but this move could have a major impact on the Eagles for years to come – the Eagles of which, are hoping for the better. The Eagles gave away their 1st and 3rd round picks in 2016, their 1st round pick in 2017, and their 2nd round pick in 2018 for the right to pick second next week. It leaves little to the imagination now as to who they will choose.
Despite reassuring everyone following this move that Sam Bradford is still the starting QB, it seems as though they want to take out a huge insurance policy on that notion. With the Rams projected to snag QB Jared Goff (Cal) at #1, the Eagles will assuredly select QB Carson Wentz (North Dakota State) at #2.
Wentz has shown flashes of greatness in camps and work-outs, but his coming from a Division 1-AA school has some people concerned. Clearly the level of competition he has faced is lesser than those in the FBS. That said, scouts, coaches and the like seem to think his skill, athleticism, and smarts will win out and allow him to be a top QB in this league.
Perhaps Eagles fans can now rest easy as the wonderment of who they will draft is somewhat at bay. Did they give up too much for a D-1AA unproven QB? Do they have dilusions of grandeur? Only time will tell if this was the right move.
After all, it better be the right move since what they sacrificed wont allow the Eagles to be in a position like this for long long time.
Eagles’ Top Prospect
QB – Carson Wentz (North Dakota State)
Philadelphia Eagles 2016 Schedule
Week 1: Sept. 11, Cleveland Browns, 1
Week 2: Sept. 19, at Chicago Bears (Mon), 8:30
Week 3: Sept. 25, Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25
Week 4: BYE
Week 5: Oct. 9, at Detroit Lions, 1
Week 6: Oct. 16, at Washington Redskins, 1
Week 7: Oct. 23, Minnesota Vikings, 1
Week 8: Oct. 30, at Dallas Cowboys*, 8:30
Week 9: Nov. 6, at New York Giants, 1
Week 10: Nov. 13, Atlanta Falcons, 1
Week 11: Nov. 20, at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25
Week 12: Nov. 28, Green Bay Packers (Mon), 8:30
Week 13: Dec. 4, at Cincinnati Bengals, 1
Week 14: Dec. 11, Washington Redskins, 1
Week 15: Dec. 18, at Baltimore Ravens, 1
Week 16: Dec. 22, New York Giants (Thu), 8:25
Week 17: Jan. 1, Dallas Cowboys, 1