Philadelphia Eagles: Grading every pick from 2020 NFL Draft

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Jalen Hurts. player. 54. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Quarterback. Oklahoma. 53

Grade: B+

Before Eagles fans freak out over the grade for Hurts being too high since the team arguably should have addressed their need for a backup quarterback later on, keep in mind the talent the Oklahoma star will be bringing to the table.

First off, let the record show that Wentz’s starting job is far from being in jeopardy since Philadelphia has already made it clear they are committed to the former first-round pick for the long run after signing him to that whopping extension before last season.

Sure, the Eagles missed out on a perfect opportunity to address other positions of need such as safety or linebacker with this pick in the second round.

But also, Philadelphia has to feel better about the potential surrounding Hurts, and how finding a backup quarterback will hopefully no longer be an issue for years to come.

Last season is the perfect example of just how tough it was for the Eagles to find a reliable backup quarterback since the team was forced to convince Josh McCown to come out of retirement after Nate Sudfeld suffered a broken wrist in preseason.

Speaking of Sudfeld, Philadelphia signing the Indiana product to a one-year deal this offseason made it pretty clear they didn’t want to commit to him for the long run, and the previous decision looks even smarter now that Hurts is officially joining the Eagles.