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Cousins is a popular name when it comes to the Eagles.
As previously mentioned, the Eagles have been linked to quarterback Ryan Tannehill in recent weeks. They have also been mentioned alongside Robert Griffin III as well as Peyton Manning. No matter the degree of interest or realistic opportunity, that says something.
It says that the Eagles are in the market for a quarterback. The Eagles are known for their poker face, and they generally don't do things that outsiders expect. Having said that, there seems to be at least something to it.
Reid's love for quarterbacks is well documented, and the Eagles are coming off an incredibly disappointing season with Michael Vick. Does this mean the Eagles are gearing up to part ways with Vick? Not necessarily.
Vick was incredibly banged up last year, and the Eagles, more than any other team, really bought into the idea that the lockout held them back. That means that Vick will have every opportunity to prove he is, in fact, the quarterback everyone remembers from 2010.
However, the Eagles probably aren't totally confident in his ability to remain healthy enough to make the type of impact they hoped for.
The Eagles are highly unlikely to move up to get Tannehill, and there is zero chance to go after RGIII. In the second round, though, there are a couple of popular candidates that the Eagles have kicked the tires on already.
Michigan State's Kirk Cousins and Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden are those two prospects. A lot of scouts love Weeden's ability, but in the aftermath of Danny Watkins, Eagles fans may not like the fact that Weeden is already 28.
Cousins is known as a cerebral quarterback as well as being a great leader. That would be extremely welcome in Philadelphia. He doesn't have the type of raw tools that Michael Vick has, but he brings a lot to the table that a lot of football people like.
He is a gym rat who lives and breathes the game, and despite his lack of elite arm strength, he is a passer.
Michael Vick may well prove his doubters wrong and lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl, but the Eagles appear ready to groom the next franchise quarterback, and there is a great chance that he will be one of their two second-round selections.