Philadelphia Eagles draft: 3 Legitimate third-string quarterback options

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K.J. Costello, Mississippi State. 3. player. 893. . .

Throw one of the Philadelphia Eagles’ most-hated rivals out of the conversation, Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys, and it’s hard to determine why any of the top high school prospects at the quarterback position would want to go to Starkville to join the Mississippi State Bulldogs program. That is unless your goal is to thrive as a quarterback that runs the ball a little better than he spins it.

That’s cool and all, but history should have taught you that, even though those guys make the Top Ten on Sportscenter, the signal-callers that have longevity at the position are the guys that can stand in the pocket and deliver the rock with accuracy.

Those last-minute frantic drives with the game on the line make for great television, but they, most often, end with the quarterback having to make throws from the pocket to win. Now, while we don’t know if K.J. Costello can do that consistently, we do know he can deliver a better-looking ball than Feleipe Franks and Ian Book.

Costello isn’t totally polished, thus the third-round grades, but he can be developed into a third-stringer that could eventually be a capable backup.