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2016 NFL Combine: All quarterbacks will participate in throwing drills

Good news for the Eagles.

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All quarterbacks scheduled to attend the 2016 NFL Combine will be participating in throwing drills, according to a report from NFL insider Charles Robinson. This list includes the big three quarterbacks in this class: Carson Wentz of North Dakota, Jared Goff of Cal, and Paxton Lynch of Memphis. Michigan State's Connor Cook, who declined to attend the 2016 Senior Bowl, will be there as well.

Why is it significant that these players are throwing? Well, in years past, some quarterbacks have skipped out on doing it. Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel notably opted against throwing in 2014. They may have feared throwing could have hurt their draft stock. Coincidentally or not, they both fell to the bottom of the first round.

The Eagles are seemingly in the market for a young quarterback based on recent comments made by head coach Doug Pederson. Now the team will get a closer looker at these prospects during the NFL Combine. The Eagles already have plenty of game tape to evaluate these quarterbacks, but it can't hurt for them to get an extra firsthand look.

The 2016 NFL Combine begins next week on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Quarterbacks are set to do on-field workouts on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Click here for a complete list of 2016 NFL Combine invitees. All the quarterbacks have been listed below.


Vernon Adams, Oregon
Brandon Allen, Arkansas
Trevone Boykin, TCU
Jacoby Brissett, NC State
Connor Cook, Michigan State
Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky
Jeff Driskel, Louisiana Tech
Jared Goff, Cal
Christian Hackenberg, Penn State
Kevin Hogan, Stanford
Cardale Jones, Ohio State
Cody Kessler, USC
Paxton Lynch, Memphis
Dak Prescott, Mississippi State
Joel Stave, Wisconsin
Nate Sudfeld, Indiana
Carson Wentz, North Dakota State
Josh Woodrum, Liberty

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