The world wanted to know were Jalen Hurts would be drafted. The Philadelphia Eagles took Hurts with the 53rd pick in the second round. It is a surprising move with Carson Wentz under contract and making a lot of money.
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Jalen Hurts has a strong arm, can be successful in running the football and make plays out of the pocket. He improved at Oklahoma under head coach Lincoln Riley. Hurts threw for 3,851 yards, 32 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. Also, he rushed for 1,298 yards and 20 touchdowns.
While Hurts still struggles with accuracy and reading defenses in the middle of the field, he has improved a lot since his Alabama days. He will need time to develop.
It’s an interesting pick for the Eagles, needing help on offense and defense to take a quarterback. But it is a good spot for Hurts, learning under Wentz and with Doug Pederson coaching him. Look for the Eagles to possibly use Hurts like the New Orleans Saints use Taysom Hill. Hurts is built like and running and can take the hits.
With Wentz’s injury history, we could see Hurts sooner than later, so he will need to pick things up quickly and be able to contribute.