There are theories that suggest the Eagles could draft a quarterback on Day 2.
We’re coming up on the two-year anniversary of the 2020 NFL Draft, and we can all remember where we were when and how we felt when we heard the announcement that the Philadelphia Eagles had written Jalen Hurts‘ name on a draft card, making him the 53rd-overall selection during the second round. Outrage is a good word. Let’s go with that. It was a bad couple of days, to say the least.
Much of the reason for the anger we all saw and felt came as a result of another questionable decision by the Eagles’ brass that came one night earlier. The Birds had just ignored Justin Jefferson to take Jalen Reagor. Oh yeah! You remember!
Every Eagles fan knew the Reagor selection was the wrong decision when it was made. The Minnesota Vikings brass laughed at Philly’s, shall we say, lapse in judgment. Seemingly, the only people that didn’t know that they were making a mistake were the members of the Eagles’ draft war room.
You can understand the frustration. This wasn’t the first time we had seen Philly make what we thought were bad roster and draft decisions. They had months to evaluate college football’s wide receivers, and they got it wrong. Then, with Carson Wentz entrenched as the starter, seemingly, they drafted a quarterback when they had more pressing needs? What the heck is going on?
In hindsight, we’ve learned that they may have been just as confused about Wentz as they are about Jalen.
Here’s what’s funny though. Two years later, it appears that Hurts may have been the right choice. Who would have thunk, right? In the end, drafting Hurts could turn out to be one of the best decisions Howie Roseman ever made.
People have doubts. That’s why we keep discussing Russell Wilson and asking if the Eagles are considering drafting a quarterback. There are rumblings that we shouldn’t rule out the possibility that they’ll take one in Round 2, just like they did two years ago.
Maybe they will. Maybe they won’t, but let’s take some inventory. Here’s a ranking of six quarterback prospects that might be available on the 2022 NFL Draft’s second day. We begin with a couple of Day 3 guys that could rise and become late third-rounders during the evaluation process.