2010 NFL Draft: What Should the Philadelphia Eagles Do With 24th Overall Pick?

April 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Philadelphia Eagles need help on defense, and a lot of it.
This is uncharacteristic of the Eagles. For years, Jim Johnson's defenses would crush the competition. Now, the Eagles are in an unfamiliar situation. It seems as if every position could use an upgrade. Safety, linebacker, left-side defensive end, and cornerback all need help.
Linebacker Stewart Bradley will return from his torn ACL this year. He should help the weak linebacking core that, at one point in 2009, had Jeremiah Trotter and Will Witherspoon starting. Both players have now been cut.
The Eagles also signed veteran defensive back Marlin Jackson to a two-year deal earlier in the offseason.
Jackson was previously a cornerback for the Colts and recorded back-to-back, 80-plus tackle seasons in 2006 and 2007. His production dropped off a bit in 2008, and he tore his ACL during a practice in 2009. The Eagles hope he will be able to compete for the...

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