Pick Tracker: Eagles’ chances of securing first round pick from Indy are looking good
The Eagles’ chances of owning three first-round picks are looking pretty good after the Colts’ win over the New York Jets. Carson Wentz once again played the entire game, even several snaps in garbage time to help the Eagles inch closer to his 75% snap count. According to @WentzSnaps on Twitter, he has now played 54% of the team’s expected snaps this season.
At this current rate, Carson Wentz is averaging 66 snaps per game this season and should hit 75% of the Colts’ expected snaps in four games. Last night’s game would have been an easy way to tell if Indy cared about the snap count and could have pulled Wentz without any controversy.
Instead, they kept him in and pretty much said they don’t care about retaining it. The Colts play Jacksonville, Buffalo, Tampa Bay, and Houston in their next four games. Barring any injury, it’s doubtful that Wentz will be benched unless the game is far out of reach.
Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins have a crucial battle this weekend with the Houston Texans. Houston and Philadelphia are fighting for the second and third selections in the 2022 NFL Draft. With a Texans win, the Eagles/Dolphins can hold a tight lead on the second pick, while a win could send them sliding down.
Currently, the Eagles hold the 2nd, 8th, and 14th picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. Things could change drastically one way or another for the Eagles in the next several weeks. Five of their final nine games are against teams that are currently projected to be in the top ten of the upcoming draft.
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[…] This matchup doesn’t mean much for the Dolphins, but it has significant implications for the Eagles. Miami and Houston are currently projected to own the 2nd, and 3rd picks in the upcoming NFL Draft. With a Miami loss, they will take a larger hold on the 2nd pick, which the Philadelphia Eagles own. […]