Andy Reid Must Draft Better in Sixth, Seventh Rounds for Eagles to Have Success

April 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Even those who don't exactly support Andy Reid can't argue that he doesn't have an eye for talent when it comes to the draft.
Outside of Jerome McDougle and Freddie Mitchell, his first-round picks are usually spot-on—and as far as McDougle goes, there were mitigating and unforeseeable factors that relieve Reid of a lot of the blame.
Getting shot, for instance, is not something Reid could have possibly taken into account when he drafted McDougle.

Mitchell, of course, is an entirely different story. His cockiness wasn't warranted by his skill set, or lack thereof, and Reid just flat-out misjudged him. Although he did give us 4th-and-26, and for that Philadelphia will always kinda-sorta like him a little bit sometimes.

Reid's hits in the second, third, fourth, and fifth rounds are also well documented. For example, DeSean Jackson came in the second round, Brian Westbrook was a third-round pick, Jason Avant and Todd Herremans were fourth-round picks, and T...

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