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Eagles trying to convert QB Tyree Jackson to tight end

Tyree Jackson

The Philadelphia Eagles are getting creative with Tyree Jackson and hoping it pays off.

The Eagles are signing Jackson to a futures contract and moving him from quarterback to tight end, NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero reported on Thursday.

Jackson was a quarterback for Buffalo in college. He passed for 28 touchdowns and 12 interceptions as a junior in 2018. He was among the quarterback prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft but went undrafted before signing with the Bills.

Jackson spent time with the DC Defenders in the XFL last year before that season was shut down.

Some apparently see the 6-foot-7, 250-pounder as a comparison to Logan Thomas.

Jackson has been a quarterback throughout his career, so this would represent a big change.

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Ranking the top ten quarterbacks in the 2019 NFL Draft

Dwayne Haskins

It would be fair to say that the 2019 quarterback class is not the most elite one we’ve ever seen. Serious questions linger around even the top-ranked signal-callers on the big board, and neither of them looks like a guaranteed franchise quarterback. That won’t stop quarterback-needy teams from pursuing them and spending high draft picks on some of them, because there’s a good bit to dream on, too.

Here are the top ten quarterbacks in the 2019 draft class.

10. Brett Rypien, Boise State

There is certainly a family pedigree here, as Brett Rypien is the nephew of former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien. A four-year starter at Boise State, he also has experience, and it showed — Rypien was very good at reading progressions and getting a quick release in college, and is a fairly accurate and intelligent passer. Teams will like that. The problems come in the fact that he’s a bit undersized (6-foot-2, 210 pounds), can be rattled by pressure, and most importantly, has questionable arm strength for the NFL level. A lot of his 29 college interceptions came from poorly-thrown or inaccurate deep balls. He could be groomed to succeed in a shorter passing game, and has enough skills to make an NFL roster.

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10 NFL draft prospects who boosted their stock at the Combine

DK Metcalf

The NFL Combine, fairly or not, can make or break a player’s draft stock. A bad workout can send someone hurtling, but a good one can turn a Day 2 pick into a first-rounder and a top-20 pick into a top-10 selection.

Which prospects stood out the most in Indianapolis this year? Here are ten players who helped themselves significantly with their on-field showings at the NFL Combine.

D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

Metcalf may or may not turn into an elite wide receiver, but he’s definitely an elite athlete, and he became the talk of the NFL Combine. There was his ridiculous body fat percentage, and even more impressively, there was the 40 time that had scouts drooling. At least physically, he compares favorably with Julio Jones, who is one of the NFL’s finest receivers. There are still some questions about how that athleticism translates into elite receiver play and whether Metcalf can put it together, but his workout was good enough that someone picking in the first round will likely want to find out.

Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

Murray did not work out at the NFL Combine, but he didn’t really need to. He has bigger hands than Baker Mayfield and measured up at 5-foot-10 and 1/8. It’s nitpicking over size, but Murray seems to be tall enough. The question at this point is not whether he’ll be picked in the first round, but instead whether he’ll go first overall. He certainly seems to have solidified his standing just ahead of Dwayne Haskins as the favorite to be the first quarterback off the board, even if his interviews led to some negative reviews.

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10 players with most to gain at 2019 Senior Bowl

Myles Gaskin

The 2019 East-West Shrine Game has now come and gone, leaving college prospects with one final on-field opportunity to put some film together and impress NFL scouts. That comes on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

In recent years, several prospects have put on a good show, ultimately earning themselves a greater value in the NFL Draft and going higher than initially projected. And while that isn’t a surprise or abnormality, it’s always difficult to predict who will ultimate shine through.

With that in mind, here’s a look at 10 players with the most to gain at the 2019 Senior Bowl.

10. Tyree Jackson, QB, Buffalo

Tyree Jackson isn’t the only UB player who will appear on this list, and that’s a testament to what Buffalo has been able to do in terms of recruiting over the last few years. And while Jackson may be considered a bit of a project entering the 2019 NFL Draft, it’s clear the talent is there. In 32 games at Buffalo, the 6-foot-7 Jackson completed 533 of his 955 passes for 6,999 yards, 49 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. His athleticism certainly isn’t the question, but his technique and decision-making are. If Jackson can find a way under center at the Senior Bowl and put on a strong showing, he’ll have an opportunity to improve his draft stock ahead of the NFL Combine.

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