2. Hurts is major upgrade over Sudfeld at backup quarterback
In a way, it was sort of hilarious to watch Eagles fans for the most part lose their minds on Friday over the team using a second-round pick on Hurts before eventually coming around on Saturday after seeing some of the other picks during the final four rounds of action.
Yes, the argument can be made that Philadelphia could have easily waited until the final day of the draft to select a quarterback to compete for the backup job behind Wentz with Nate Sudfeld, and used the No. 53 pick on another position of need.
But also, the one positive factor in this scenario is that if all goes well for Hurts, the Eagles won’t have to worry about finding a reliable No. 2 quarterback for years to come.
Watching Hurts over the years at Alabama and Oklahoma shows just how special of a quarterback he truly is, especially with his smart decision making after throwing just 20 interceptions in four years.
Plus, with Hurts having the ability to run with the football from time to time, Philadelphia could also use this factor to their advantage if Doug Pederson wants to roll with a trick play on offense every once in a while.
So while there was plenty of frustration Friday night following the decision to select Hurts, all things considered, this is a pretty solid pickup for the Eagles.