Fishing Carson Strong out of the pool of available undrafted free agents is one of the Eagles’ biggest wins of the offseason.
Former Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback Carson Strong is making a name for himself, and no one should be shocked. Sure, we realize that everyone was running around in shorts at rookie minicamp, but the Birds are extremely lucky to have this guy in their wheelhouse when they didn’t make any real effort to land him in the NFL Draft.
Strong would have been a satisfactory third-day choice if Philadelphia wouldn’t have traded five of their ten picks away. Some had second-day grades on him. With that being said, we have no issue (or at least we shouldn’t) with the organization landing him post-draft and investing a little coin in him to ensure he’ll be around.
This is still Jalen Hurts’ team. Gardner Minshew is and should be the backup, but with the amount of money the Eagles spent on Carson Strong, he figures to be around. Say goodbye to Reid Sinnett, or send him to the practice squad.
All 12 of the guys on this list have the potential to become important cogs in the Eagles’ engine. You can make the argument that, in another situation on other teams, Kennedy Brooks, Mario Goodrich, and Carson Strong might be competing for the opportunity to be day-one starters.
Strong lands at the top of this list by simply being one of the better prospects at the game’s most important position. He lacks mobility, but the Philadelphia Eagles acquired him and didn’t have to do much to get him. This is a slam-dunk signing when you balance need, talent, and value.