Eagles’ Draft Plan Must Focus on Quality, Not Quantity

April 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Too often, teams are concerned with getting many good players in the draft, rather than three or four starters who can develop into great players. This leads to a team full of backups and rotation players—as we've seen over the past few seasons with the Eagles.

This year, however, they must be more focused on finding starters and future stars. They are betting their 2010 season on the rookies they bring in, so they don't have the luxury of simply sitting and picking when it's their turn.

Instead, they cannot be afraid to trade away multiple picks to move up for a guy they really like and whom they feel can start immediately. More specifically, if there's a safety, defensive end, or linebacker available, they must be willing to go after that player and give up whatever it might take to make the deal work.

Over the years we've seen picks like Kevin Kolb, Victor Abiamiri, Trevor Laws, Bryan Smith, and even to a certain extent Brodrick Bunkley, who have giv...

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