2011 NFL Draft: Tyrod Taylor to Philadelphia Eagles Could Be Steal of the Draft

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2011 NFL Draft: Tyrod Taylor to Philadelphia Eagles Could Be Steal of the Draft
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One thing is for certain.

The Philadelphia Eagles do not need a quarterback right now. They have more than most teams. They have the comeback player of the year and MVP runner-up Michael Vick. They have who some consider maybe the most sought-after trade prospect in the NFL in Kevin Kolb.

A lot of teams wish they had just one decent quarterback. The Eagles sit in one of the most favorable positions in the league at this position.

So why write an article that says the Eagles should draft a quarterback in the 2011 draft?

Did you ever hear the saying, "Banks loan money to those who really don't need loans?"

What if I told you I believe that the NFL is overlooking one of the best quarterbacks available in this draft? What if I told you that the Eagles could get this gem in the sixth round, most likely? What if I told you I believe that the union of this player with the Eagles is just about the only way this could work out for the both of them?

That player is Virginia Tech's Tyrod Taylor.

NFL scouting reports don't only have him as a late sixth or seventh-round choice, but he is also being slotted as a possible wide receiver, much as Joe Webb was moved from QB to WR in last year's draft.

I keep asking myself why. Why is Cam Newton, a player who has started only one year, getting so much attention, while at the same time people are talking about turning Taylor into a wide receiver?

I just really don't get it. This article will explain why I think Tyrod Taylor is the steal of the draft...but only if the Philadelphia Eagles draft him.

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