Philadelphia Eagles draft: 3 Legitimate third-string quarterback options

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Peyton Ramsey could be a value pick for the Philadelphia Eagles on Day 3.

It isn’t often that Justin Fields looks like the second-best quarterback on the field, but the 2020 Big Ten Championship Game was one such occasion. Sure, Peyton Ramsey tossed two interceptions just like Justin Fields did, but he was actually the better quarterback that day.

Fields, with the better team, got bailed out by his running game. Ramsey led the team that was supposed to lose to the brink of a conference title and walked out with his head high.

This is one of the most respectable signal-callers in this entire draft class. He made some magical things happen with the Northwestern Wildcats with nothing around him at times.

He made his team’s offense look better than it was quite often. Just in case you haven’t noticed, that’s the life as a signal-caller in the National Football League. Traits like those would endear him to the City of Brotherly Love fairly quickly.

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In 40 career games at the collegiate level, he racked up 8,314 yards passing while completing over 65 percent of his passes and tossing 54 touchdowns versus 31 picks. He tallied another 1,079 yards rushing and 17 trips to the end zone on 384 career scrambles. This over the course of three seasons with the Indiana Hoosiers and that final nine-game run with the Wildcats.

Of course, you’d like for that touchdown to interception ratio to look a little better if you’re a draft scout or an NFL franchise, but when the smoke clears and the dust settles, Ramsey might be the best third day and bang-for-buck prospect if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.