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2. Sam Bradford, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
Sam Bradford’s name was already making some noise prior to the beginning of the exhibition season. The reason being was undoubtedly the fact that Bradford was new to the city of brotherly love, and the coach on the job there.
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Early on in my mock drafts, Bradford would usually go in rounds 8-12. The reason his ADP wouldn’t go any higher had almost 100 percent to do with his durability issues and injury concerns. Bradford has played a full season just two times since entering the league in 2010, and only played seven games over the last two seasons.
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Kelly came out and stated that Bradford was at 100 percent entering the season, (as they usually do at this time of year) however the hesitation on the former Oklahoma Sooner remained.
Then came the last couple weeks.
Bradford was impressive against the Green Bay Packers — in fact, he was perfect. (10-10 for 121 yards, three touchdowns).
While I obviously do not recommend overreacting over one performance, in this particular situation it was good to see Bradford look sharp on multiple types of throws.
Bradford only played one quarter vs. the Packers, so his durability concerns remain. However, if you decide to wait on taking a QB early on in your draft, taking Bradford later on should pay off in a big way.
If he can stay healthy.
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