Clayton Thorson, QB, 5th Round Pick
"“Clayton Thorson continues to look real bad. Several Eagles reporters who’ve covered training camp for many years said his Monday arm punt pass attempt was the worst training camp throw they’ve ever seen. There’s time for Thorson to turn things around and the Eagles might eventually look smart for developing him. But it also seems possible they just wasted a draft pick in a year where they only made five selections. Not great!” -Brandon Lee Gowton of BGN"
Clayton Thorson is a Northwestern quarterback who was quite a shocking pick by the Eagles. We’ve been made aware that the Birds wanted to take a quarterback in one of the later rounds to bring in and develop, but Thorson wasn’t who anybody had in mind. His time at Northwestern was quite underwhelming, despite him being a multi-year starter.
Coming into camp, Thorson was viewed as the third-string quarterback behind Carson Wentz and Nate Sudfeld. After one week of practice, Thorson might’ve already moved down a spot on the depth chart. On Wednesday, veteran quarterback Cody Kessler was in the mix with the third-team while Thorson took a step back. That’s not all that surprising considering that Thorson’s summer has been off to a rough start with bad decisions, wild throws, and simple rookie mistakes.