Ranking second-day quarterback options for Eagles in 2022 NFL Draft

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Brock Purdy #15, Iowa State Cyclones (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images) /

Aqeel Glass and Brock Purdy aren’t perfect Eagles prospects, but they’re solid.

If we haven’t learned anything else about evaluating the quarterback position, it’s been this. Statements like ‘he’s a winner’ don’t matter much. Colt McCoy won 45 of his 53 games as a starter at Texas. What does that tell you?

NFL teams are looking for skill sets, not a winning percentage, but how prospects perform against certain opponents matters. That’s part of the reason we don’t mention Brock Purdy and Aqeel Glass more than we do.

At six-foot-five and 215 pounds, Glass is a big quarterback that can run. There was some buzz surrounding his name as we entered the 2021 NCAA football season, but when the light shone most brightly, he didn’t dominate enough to impress.

A four-interception outing versus Grambling is a big blemish, but to his credit, Glass was almost perfect in his final four outings, throwing 19 touchdowns and zero interceptions over that span.

When inconsistent play leads to blowout wins over UNLV, benching versus Iowa, and a bad-looking showing versus Baylor, don’t blame the scouts when you aren’t one of the top targets on those NFL Draft boards come April.

That isn’t to say that Brock Purdy doesn’t have talent. He threw for 81 touchdowns during his 48-game career with Iowa State, but he also tossed 33 picks. Any quick math study will tell you that isn’t even a 3-1 ratio (which adds to the argument about inconsistency.

Things can change, but for now, Purdy looks like a career NFL backup that may even make his way to the USFL. For his sake, we hope we’re wrong.