The Philadelphia Eagles took a chance on Michael Vick. Will you?
From the Eagles
Andy Reid had said that Vick will contribute this year. He said that both McNabb and Kolb’s jobs are not in jeopardy, and that with Vick’s talent with running and throwing, he’ll find some way to get him on the field.
Right now, Vick is being drafted in the 13th round of 12-team mock drafts. This data includes some drafts that occurred before the signing was announced, so this position may change within the next few days. He’s going between Joe Flacco and Brady Quinn right now.
Worth a flier?
It’s hard to say if his value will go up or down the news. It sounds like the Eagles are looking forward to getting him on the field, but he’s definitely not going to be a starting QB this year. He may end up as more of a tight end or be active in Wildcat-type plays.
He is still likely to be suspended from games for the first 5 weeks of the season, so his value has a ceiling. Vick may have a greater fantasy value to you by distracting people in your draft who haven’t paid much attention in the past couple of years. Cross your fingers that one of your friends grabs him in the 5th round.