A couple of trades moved the Eagles from No. 13 to the second spot. Usually when that happens, there's a quarterback to be picked and that's exactly what the Eagles did. Dallas faces Philly at home on Oct. 30 and then travels to Philly for the season finale on Jan. 1. Here's how Cowboys football analyst Bryan Broaddus, who scouted more than 300 prospects this year, viewed the Eagles' draft.
First-Round Analysis: It didn't take Howie Roseman long to re-establish himself as the personnel chief once Chip Kelly was shown the door. Roseman spent the off season shipping off players that Kelly obtained during his tenure with the Eagles. His biggest trade was the one with the Miami Dolphins that allowed him to move to 8th from 13th in the first round. From that position, Roseman was within striking distance to trade to the 2nd overall pick with Cleveland and take his franchise quarterback in Carson Wentz. It wasn't cheap for Roseman to make this move and with the scouting community split on Wentz and his ability – it is a move that raised serious questions of how this might turn out. It is likely that Wentz will not have to see any action this season with Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel on the roster.
Not Sure About: It once again goes back the selection of Carson Wentz. Of the first round quarterbacks that I studied, he was third on my list. It is not the fact that Wentz played for North Dakota State that is holding me back but more about his ability to make that 2nd and 3rd read. There are snaps where you don't see him playing fast and that is a bigger concern. For what the Eagles gave up, this is a huge gamble for them in the future.
Pet-Cat Pick:Really like what Roseman and the scouts did with Isaac Seumalo. This is a guy that I was hoping that the Cowboys were going to grab to handle that swing center/guard position. In my opinion, Seumalo was a guy that could have one day been your starting center if you decided not to sign Travis Frederick to a long term deal in the future. Eagles made an outstanding pick here.
Matching up with Cowboys: Only time will tell about the selection of Carson Wentz because like I said earlier, he is likely not to play unless the season is going poorly and the coaches want to give him some experience. Keep an eye on Jalen Mills from LSU as a potential matchup player on the defensive side of the ball. Mills has the ability to play both cornerback /safety and with his length could be used to handle these Dallas receivers that have size.
Eagles' First-Round Picks Since 2010:
2016 – Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
2015 – Nelson Agholor, WR, USC
2014 – Marcus Smith, LB, Louisville
2013 – Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
2012 – Fletcher Cox, DE, Mississippi State
2011 – Danny Watkins, G, Baylor
2010 – Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan