Eagles will be well represented at Trey Lance's pro day


The Eagles will be well-represented at Trey Lance’s pro day on Friday.

Albert Breer of SI.com tweeted Thursday that Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen and quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson will both be in Fargo, N.D., to see North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance.

This is interesting for a few reasons.

Lance and Carson Wentz are close friends, and it would certainly be ironic and downright weird if the Eagles drafted a second North Dakota State quarterback in six years.

But also curious considering that ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported earlier this week that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie had instructed his scouting staff to move forward with Jalen Hurts as the starting quarterback, which would seem to preclude them taking a quarterback in the first round.

But there are so many unknowns in the draft that teams that don’t have clear needs at a certain position generally will attend all or most of the pro days of the top prospects in the draft.

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Lance had an incredible 2019 season for the Bison, completing 67 percent of his passes, throwing 28 touchdowns and no interceptions and rushing for 1,110 yards. North Dakota State went 16-0 and won the FCS national championship.

This past year, Lance played in only one game - North Dakota State’s single fall game. He completed 15 of 30 passes for 149 yards with two TDs and his first career INT in a win over Central Arkansas. North Dakota State is playing this spring - they’re 2-1 and ranked No. 5 in the FCS - but Lance is no longer with the program.

Breer also listed the Jets, Falcons, Lions, Panthers, Broncos, Saints and Washington as planning to attend Lance’s pro day, but presumably most of the 32 teams will be represented by someone.

Lance is expected to throw at his pro day but reportedly will not run or participate in agility drills. 

Lance is projected by virtually every draft analyst as a top-10 pick.

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