The Eagles traded six draft picks to land Jordan Davis at No. 13 overall, along with acquiring wide receiver AJ Brown from the Titans.
On night one, Howie Roseman made it clear that the bulk of Philadelphia’s draft weekend haul would likely come from a strong undrafted free agent group that included several defensive backs, a running back, and one of college football’s top big-armed quarterbacks.
PFF recently ranked the 100 best available prospects after the conclusion of the draft and the Eagles landed 3 of the top-20 players, led by former Nevada quarterback Carson Strong.
QB CARSON STRONG, NEVADA (PFF BIG BOARD RANK: 68)
No quarterback in this top 100 shouldered a bigger load as a passer. Strong had a six-game stretch towards the end of the 2021 season where he dropped back to pass over 50 times in every game. Still, he finished with a career-high 89.9 passing grade this past season.
Signed: Philadelphia Eagles
Strong previously met with the Eagles at the Senior Bowl and he offers a big-time throwing arm with solid intangibles.
The former Nevada star also fits the mold when it comes to quarterbacks – standing 6’4 215 pounds – with the best arm in the draft. Strong was among the most accurate passers in the draft and can throw his wide receivers open, while also making sound decisions in the passing game.
Strong threw for 4,175 yards and 36 touchdowns in 2021 and he’s definitely the player to watch.