NFL.com ranks Philadelphia Eagles draft class as No. 1, Carson Wentz ranks 7th in merchandise sales and more
Today’s Philadelphia Eagles links take a look at the rave reviews for the team’s draft last weekend, where quarterback Carson Wentz ranks among the top sellers in the NFL and other leftovers from the week after the NFL draft.
NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein gave the Eagles’ draft class top marks in his post-draft grades, which he assigned based on “how teams addressed their needs, operated within the confines of their draft picks and sprinkled in my own assessments of some of their selections.”
The Eagles came in first ahead of the New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers thanks to how solid their selections seem.
Some will look at the Eagles picks and say “yeah, but” to many of the selections, but I see a good draft. Derek Barnett isn’t flashy, but he’s productive and tough. If cornerback Sidney Jones comes back healthy, the Eagles stole a first-round talent in the second. CB Rasul Douglas isn’t fast, but he’s an absolute ballhawk. WR Mack Hollins is an electric deep threat and outstanding special-teams talent.
In his first year in the NFL, Carson Wentz showed that he could have the potential to be a franchise quarterback for years to come, and it appears that people around Philadelphia — and NFL fans around the country — have taken notice. According to the Associated Press, Wentz ranked No. 7 in NFL player merchandise and product sales. Two other rookies, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott, topped the charts.
The sales were taken from March 1, 2016 through Feb. 28, 2017. Wentz topped the charts in bobbleheads.
Do you own a Carson Wentz bobblehead?
Here’s the rest of the day’s Eagles links: