2010 NFL Draft: Viewing the Philadelphia Eagles Current Draft Selections

March 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As the NFL owners meeting is under way in Orlando, FL, an important part of next month’s draft has been announced.  The disclosure of compensatory picks gives teams a better, more complete idea of where they’ll pick after the third round. 
Looking at the Eagles current draft order, I believe that they were shafted for two reasons.  
The first reason is entirely their fault.  The Eagles have a total of eight draft picks.  They should have nine, but part of the Lito Sheppard trade was giving the New York Jets this year’s fifth round pick if Sheppard was released before March 10.
Obviously, the Jets weren’t going to pay a $10 million roster bonus to someone who played in 11 of 16 games (starting in nine). While the Eagles are fortunate to gain a fourth round pick this year, the Jets gave up very little for a two-time Pro Bowler.
This is what happens when you hold onto a disgruntled player until you’re despera...

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