A Decade In Review: First Round Draft Picks In The Andy Reid Era: Pt 1

May 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When Andy Reid arrived in Philadelphia to become the head coach of the Eagles in 1999, he did so knowing the team was in a state of emergency.
In 1998 the Philadelphia Eagles had a record of 3-13—a team that by today's standards would compare to the Detroit Lions or Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The team was headed by Ray Rhodes as head coach, QB Koy Detmer (1,011 yards), RB Deuce Staley (1,065 yards), and WR Jeff Graham who was the teams No. 1 wide out and amassed only 600 yards for two TDs.
The new coach (Andy Reid) had his work cut out for him.
His approach began with drafting quality players in the first round since day one and has continued that trend through the current draft.
Reid is a crafty business man who is known to be a wheeler and dealer on draft day as he's moved up, back, and out of the first round in his 10-year tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Lets take a venture back in time and review the Philadelphia Eagles first-round d...

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