There are reports swirling around the internet about Eagles head coach Doug Pederson being in love with North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz, to the point that he’s trying to move up to the get the first pick.
Yesterday Peter King of Monday Morning Quarterback wrote about there being a possibility that the Eagles overpay for the chance to move up in the draft to the number one spot in order to draft Wentz.
Here’s how King wrote it, “But the top of the draft is in flux, and I will not be surprised if in the next three weeks the Titans move the pick for an additional high pick or picks—even though there’s not the Andrew Luck or Marcus Mariota out there for a team to move up and grab. But there are teams like San Francisco or Los Angeles or Philadelphia that might want a quarterback, and might be desperate enough to overpay for the top pick.”
Lance Zuerlein of the NFL Network reported that a NFL Executive told him to be ready for the Birds to make a move. “Don’t be surprised if a team like the Eagles makes a really strong move up the board to get (Carson) Wentz. I don’t think he’s worth it, but I think they do.”
“Make no mistake about it, I still think the Eagles first and foremost are trying to find a way to get Carson Wentz. I know Doug Pederson loves him,” he said. “I know that from people behind the scenes, in the know. That’s who he wants and that’s who he likes. It’s just going to be tough — to move up that far is going to be a challenge.”
They may want to move but they’re taking a major chance putting so much into one position. It’s going to take a lot of guts for Pederson and Howie Roseman to move up to the first pick in the draft in order to get Wentz, despite the fact that the team has already guaranteed millions of dollars to Sam Bradford as this year’s starter and Chase Daniel as the backup.
I do feel that if Pederson believes Wentz is his guy, he should go after him, but you can’t mortgage the organization for a player that you may have to give up too much to get.
What do you think? Would Pederson and Roseman put so much on the line?