Eagles Will Bust a Move on Draft Day; Will Move Be a Bust?

April 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Eagles love participating in the draft shuffle.
They have also shown a willingness to trade up for players they want, but their recent draft history shows that trading up for a player may not be in the their best interests. This year's draft is heralded as one of the deepest drafts in centuries, perhaps millennia, but if the Eagles want an impact defensive secondary player, they will probably have to trade up. I will delve into whether this is the right decision for a team that is adamant about not rebuilding, and whom the Eagles could be targeting. 
Eagles Trading History
2003: Drafted Jerome McDougle. Traded 1st round pick (30th) and 2nd (63rd) for 15th pick overall.
2004: Drafted Shawn Andrews. Traded 1st (28th) and 2nd (58th) for 16th pick overall. 
2007-8: Traded out of the first round in both years and drafted Kevin Kolb in 2007. 
Jerome McDougle and Shawn Andrews are the two biggest busts in the Andy Reid era (FredEx is probably m...

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