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Ron Jaworski: Carson Wentz Shouldn't ‘Have Any Input' in Eagles' 2017 NFL Draft

Should the Eagles give Carson Wentz a say in who they take in the draft?

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He is the future of the franchise after all.

"If there's any player on our roster that has insight into a guy in free agency or the draft, it's part of our information gathering," Eagles vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said last Thursday.

So the Eagles will at least listen to Wentz - and others - about certain prospects. The second-year QB got a firsthand look at a few receiving prospects during offseason workouts. 

However, former Eagles quarterback and ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski thinks it would be a "mistake" to give Wentz any input into the team's draft day decision-making. 

"I don't think the quarterback should have any input in the draft," Jaworski said. "Plain and simple. The quarterback should quarterback his football team. I know he'll be a teammate, but the Eagles - like every other team in this league - do extensive scouting. They know what they're doing, they'll select the player they believe is the best player."

Jaws would know, he made that very mistake once.

"I made that mistake one time. I had someone ask me a question back in 1978 or '79. They said, ‘Hey Jaws, what do you think the Eagles need?' And I said we could probably improve our wide receiver position. 

"Oh, by the way, Harold Carmichael is one of our wide receivers, the next time I saw him he said, ‘Hey, what are you talking about?' So it was a mistake, and I apologized to Harold and that was the last comment I ever made about the draft and my teammates. So I think players ought to shut up and let the front office make those decisions."

To be fair, Carmichael held a little more weight in his day than Nelson Agholor or Dorial Green Beckham do now. 

Jaworski went on to tell a wild story of his own draft day in 1973 (watch video here), and also made the case for the Eagles to stock up on cornerbacks in the draft (watch video here)

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