NFL Draft 2011: Can Philadelphia Eagles Reverse Trend of Defensive End Picks?

April 12, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Eagles have plenty to choose from in this draft
Always love it when other writers call out coaches and just bring straight truth.
Today that honor goes to Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com, who had this gem Friday:
"Andy Reid’s batting average is not very good when it comes to drafting defensive ends. The Eagles have taken six ends with a premium draft pick (first three rounds) since Reid became head coach in 1999. Forget the Pro Bowl. None of them have even become a full-time starter for the Eagles."
Frank does a fantastic job taking an in-depth look at who the Eagles have picked and how Trent Cole has really been the only decent selection at the position.
Two others - Derrick Burgess and Raheem Brock - are now flourishing on other teams.
As he points out, they have so many ends on the roster, so in some cases they're handcuffed. I like the idea, though, of taking a chance on someone like Oklahoma State defensive end Ugo Chinasa (6'5'', 265 pounds). La...

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