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Among all of Philadelphia's draft picks, I think the decision to select a quarterback as early as the third round was the most surprising to fans; it shocked even those who believed that the Eagles needed to draft a quarterback later in the draft, such as Michigan State product Kirk Cousins.
Foles made something out of nothing in his senior season at Arizona, throwing for 4,329 yards and 28 touchdowns with very little help from those around him. He even completed 69.1 percent of his passes.
The transition to a very talented NFL team hasn't made things any easier for the 23-year-old. Foles has been working hand-in-hand with the other two backup QB candidates, Mike Kafka and Trent Edwards and hasn't really been in an advantageous position.
Kafka knows the offense inside-and-out; he's been on the team for two years now and has worked with the headset for a lot of that time.
In addition, he's come to OTAs fully prepared. Not only is his arm stronger and more accurate, but he seems in better physical shape than last season.
Foles, however, hasn't backed down from the challenge.
Since he was signed to a four-year deal three weeks ago, the rookie has looked pretty good. He's shown off his NFL-ready arm, his natural quarterbacking instincts and his overall athleticism. Whether he wins the No. 2 job this year or not, Foles looks poised to be one of Andy Reid's better projects and the Eagles' quarterback of the future.
Let's just hope he can work on his deep-ball accuracy and not end up like Kevin Kolb.