Mayock: Eagles should make quarterback top priority in Draft

The Philadelphia Eagles will soon be on the clock for the 2016 NFL Draft and there are questions of what direction they will go with their 13th overall pick. Some believe that they should try to find protection for quarterback Sam Bradford or bolster their defense while others think the quarterback position is a necessity.

It seems that one person who agree with the latter is NFL Network’s Mike Mayock. reported on Tuesday that Mayock said on a pre-Scouting Combine conference call that quarterback should be the Eagles’ top priority.

Bradford had a decent season with the Eagles in 2015. He threw for 3,725 yards with 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in an offense that was not really set for his style of play with Chip Kelly at the helm.

Kelly was fired shortly after the end of the season and the Eagles hired former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson to take over the team. He believes that Bradford could be a good fit for his team.

I think Sam’s a quality quarterback. I think he’s a top-notch quarterback,” Pederson told “Look at what he did the half of the season. The numbers he was able to put up — he’s a quarterback that would fit perfectly into a system I’m going to bring. And so, as we evaluate that position, those decisions will be made as we go.”

There’s no telling where the Eagles will go in April, but it is always nice to have a lot of options.

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