2013 NFL Draft: Should the Philadelphia Eagles Select a QB in First Round?

By Dan Parzych
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With the 2013 NFL Draft quickly approaching, there’s been plenty of talk surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles and what they should do with the No. 4 pick. After finishing with a disappointing 4-12 record last year, it’s clear the Eagles have plenty of areas in need of work if they’re going to have any chance of bouncing back in 2013.

However, the argument can be made their first-round pick should be spent on one of the top quarterbacks from this year’s draft class.

There may not be a standout quarterback guaranteed to go in the top 10 like previous years, but there are players like Geno Smith or Matt Barkley that seem to be first-round worthy. Either one of these quarterbacks could go in the top five as well, so if he’s available still at No. 4–Philadelphia should strongly consider selecting him.

Sure, the Eagles should probably focus on selecting an offensive lineman with the pick, but keep in mind there’s no telling what the future holds for Michael Vick. Unfortunately, Vick has been the type of quarterback that’s been on the decline over the last couple of years and Philadelphia realizes they’re going to have to find his replacement soon.

The draft is right around the corner and the potential is certainly there for a few quarterbacks that seem capable of building a franchise around. If the Eagles were smart, they would strongly consider selecting a quarterback in the first round a few weeks from now.

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