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Philadelphia Eagles Draft Quarterback Jalen Hurts In The 2nd Round

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Quarterback Jalen Hurts is headed to the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles selected Hurts with the 53rd pick overall pick in the second round Friday. The dual-threat quarterback enters the league after playing for Alabama and Oklahoma in college. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

 

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The Eagles landing Hurts is certainly an interesting decision to say the least. I 100% believe Hurts is a quarterback in the NFL.

Yet, do you really burn a second round pick on a quarterback that’s not going to play? I’m not sure this pick makes a ton of sense.

 

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Hurts isn’t going to start over Carson Wentz. That’s simply not going to happen, and making him switch positions would be insanely dumb.

The man is a quarterback, and he’s one of the most athletic players at the position in the NFL before even playing a single snap.

 

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Maybe, just maybe, the Eagles are concerned about Wentz’s durability and health down the stretch. This move might be a sign they expect Wentz to go down at some point and want to be prepared.

I just don’t get it. Anybody with eyes knows Hurts has the goods to be a quarterback in the NFL, and I get a weird sense the Eagles are going to screw this up.

 

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We’ll have to see how it turns out, but I don’t like this pick at all.