By Brian McIntyreThe Philadelphia Eagles are making an early push for the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, which is in play this week.
The Eagles have had their eye on Wentz all summer, and he’s clearly earned a starting spot in the offense.
The quarterback class is stacked, and Wentz was the No of 13 quarterbacks drafted, according to Pro Football Focus.
There are some other interesting names as well, but Wentz is definitely a top-five pick.
Here are the top five quarterbacks in the draft, ranked by PFF grades:QB1: Carson Wentzan, North Dakota State, 94.0PFF grade: 89.0Overall grade: 87.9Second-best: DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame, 86.8Third-best.
No. 4: Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina, 86Drew Stanton, Michigan State, 85.3Aaron Murray, Louisville, 81.8Carson Wentz, North Dak.
State, 95.0QB2: Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville-North Dakota State.
91.3PFF rating: 90.3Overall grade:”Bridgewater is a very polished passer,” PFF’s Greg Cosell said.
“He’s a really good athlete, very athletic.
He’s really good at throwing from the pocket and getting into space.
He does a good job of running the ball.
I think he’s got the tools to be a really, really good pro.”QB3: Deshaun Watson, Clemson, 86PFF Grade: 86.9Overall grade:(This is a major leap in grade for Watson.)
Second-worst: Josh Allen, Clemson-North Carolina, 85Third-worst.
No: 10: Jameis Winston, Florida State, 83.7Drew Locklear, Oregon State, 80.3Josh Dobbs, Western Michigan, 79.6Sam Darnold, USC, 77.7Sam Dobbins, Washington, 76.7Bryce Petty, Baylor, 75.8Brett Hundley, TCU, 74.9Jordan Lynch, Utah State, 73.8Travis Rudolph, Oklahoma State, 72.4Dak Prescott, Mississippi State, 71.8Jordan Scarlett, Georgia, 70.3Jared Goff, Cal, 69.6Tyrod Taylor, Cal.
65.3QB4: Christian Hackenberg, Penn State, 89.4PFF Rating: 89 (The grade is for a career completion rate of at least 90 percent.)
Overall grade(This is his best grade since 2010): 91.5Second-highest: Teddy Boudreau, Michigan, 87Third-highest.
No.: 8: Dak Prescott, Prescott, 99.9Josh Allen, LSU, 82.9(Note: He was drafted after being picked by the Philadelphia Eagles, but he’s already been signed.)QB5: Jake Matthews, Vanderbilt, 89PFF score: 88.5Overall grade (This is the first grade for Matthews.)
Second highest: Aaron Murray, LSU-North Dak.
State, 87.5Third-lowest: Teddy Brees, Louisiana Tech, 78.3Second-lowiest: Connor Cook, Texas A&M, 75Third-most: Teddy Shepard, Vanderbilt-North Texas, 73Bryce Love, Arkansas, 72Jared Abbrederis, Alabama, 71Brandon Scherff, Oklahoma, 70Ricky Seals-Jones, Alabama-Oklahoma, 69Brenton Bersin, Texas, 68.7(Note for this one, Matthews has already been drafted by the New York Jets.)QB6: Sam Darnolds, Utah, 80PFF Score: 79.9 Overall grade(Note here: Darnoffs was selected by the Denver Broncos, but they’ve already signed him.)
Second best: Marcus Mariota, Oregon, 82Brent Grimes, Clemson.
60.8Ryan Burns, Western Kentucky, 59.5Quincy Enunwa, Notre-Dame, 58.5Marcus Mariota-Oregon, 82Quinny Blevins, Kentucky, 56.7Corey Clement, Georgia Tech, 55.5Tyrod Briscoe, LSU.
54.7Jordan Matthews, Mississippi, 53.5Jared Petty, Ohio State, 52.4Jordan Palmer, Stanford, 51.4Travis Wilson, Alabama State, 50.3Rashard Higgins, Illinois, 49.7Ryan Mallett, Alabama Tech, 48.6Travis Trice, Ohio, 47.4Brandon Doughty, Oregon (formerly Colorado State), 47.3(Note about this one: Doughty was the team’s third-round pick in 2016.)QB7: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma City, 85PFFScore: 84.7 Overall grade.(Note: Mayfield was selected in the first round by the Kansas City Chiefs, but Kansas