Eagles general manager Howie Roseman referred to this as a “meat and potatoes” draft, making you wonder if he’s interested in the sizzle that drafting a quarterback would create.
While there’s a lot of speculation about the Eagles possiblity of drafting a player such as West Virginia’s Geno Smith, Roseman said this year’s draft was “exciting,” because teams are “built along the lines.”
According to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, Roseman defended this year’s much-maligned quarterback class, saying that the strength of last year’s class makes it look weaker by comparison. But he called this crop of passers a “normal” year, which may be generous.
While it’s possible to read that as a degree of endorsement for Smith, other answers point to support for Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan.
Roseman said the Eagles had to evaluate where a player would be in three years, and that fits with the developmental part of Jordan’s profile. Combined with his background with new Eagles coach Chip Kelly, and there’s a strong case to be made for Jordan at No. 4.
But Roseman also wanted folks to know he’s open for business, saying he had been asked if their pick was available.
“Even during the combine, you talk to people about their pick and what’s going on,” Roseman said. “The serious conversation will pick up next week, when you’ve had a chance to sit back, look at your draft board, go through scenarios and figure out what you’re looking at and what you’re going to get.”
Especially if someone else is shopping for the steak.