Assessing What The Eagles Will Do With Their First Round Pick

March 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This is an assessment of what the Eagles have done under Andy Reid and through this process predict what direction they will go in the future. This is by no means an absolute science, but Reid as Vice President of Football Personnel certainly has a significant impact on drafting. Despite new GM Howie Roseman, I doubt the Eagles will deviate from the path they have already established.
First we'll look at the positions of need:
In ten drafts under Reid, the Eagles have selected eight DEs. Which is the joint second highest number after WRs. They have also drafted four in the top four rounds including Jerome McDougal in 2003. Don't be surprised if the Eagles go hard after another in the first round having given up almost their whole draft to take J-Mc in 2003. That failure will not necessarily put them off.
I have seen a lot of people simulate in their mock drafts that Sean Wetherspoon, Daryl Washington, and Navarro Bowman to the Eagles. I am about ...

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