Availability: Via trade. One would think the Eagles would depart with Kolb for a first-round pick, maybe a second. However, Mike Vick will always be an injury risk with his style of play, so they may be intent on keeping him. It will have to be an offer they can’t refuse. Kolb wants out, as he wants to have an opportunity to start.
Strengths: Has good short to intermediate accuracy…very quick, compact release…ideal fit is a West Coast offense emphasizing short crossing patterns…decent agility in the pocket…can make plays with his feet…good accuracy on the run…great athlete.
Weaknesses: Inexperienced, has started only seven games in his four NFL seasons…lacks the monster arm…doesn’t always look off his receivers…questionable decision making…unproven.
Scoop: I cannot fathom why Eagles place so much value on Kolb. They really don’t know what they have in him yet. For any team considering trading a high draft pick for him, it would be similar to drafting a quarterback. I’d think Kolb would be an upgrade over Henne, but how much does that say? They’d be much better off drafting a quarterback in the early rounds or signing a proven veteran.