The Eagles currently have a crowded party at the quarterback position with Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Dennis Dixon and Trent Edwards each in the fold, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the team won’t add to the mix through the draft.
One such player the team may be targeting is former Florida State standout E.J Manuel.
While it’s unknown if and to what extent the Eagles have interest in Manuel, but he certainly possesses the idea physical attributes for Chip Kelly’s offense.
Manuel, for his part, is excited about the idea.
“Coach Kelly is a great coach first off, and a great person off the field. I really respected him for that,” said Manuel, who met with the Eagles during the Senior Bowl last month. “One of the big deterrents for Oregon was that it’s the other side of the country. If I had been from California, I may have looked at those guys a little harder, but I love the kind of offense he had out at Oregon. I definitely watched their games and saw the success he had.”
The 6-5, 240 lb. quarterback also expressed confidence in his own abilities, citing himself at the top quarterback in this year’s class.
“No disrespect to anybody else. That’s just the way I feel,” he said. “All the guys probably feel the same way. But I definitely feel I can be the best QB coming out of this week.”
Manuel completed 68 percent of his passes for 3,392 yards and 23 touchdowns during his senior season in Tallahassee. He added 310 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.