Philadelphia Eagles: Rookie Nate Allen Can’t Tackle? I Beg to Differ

May 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Philadelphia Eagles moved up 11 spots in the 2010 NFL Draft, I thought safety Earl Thomas was without a doubt going to become an Eagle—I was wrong!
Instead, the Birds used their 37th overall selection to take South Florida's Nathaniel Allen. There were fans like me who was estatic over the selection, but there was also fans who groaned at the choice.
They were groans of displeasure that the Eagles didn't select a safety in the first round who was a more proven talent, someone with a bigger draft name due to their college acheivements.
There are some phenomenal players that are selected in the second round who go on to have extremely productive careers.
Here are a few examples:
Brett Favre was the 33rd selection in the 1991 draft, we all know of his accomplishments, Thurman Thomas was the 40th selection in the 1988 draft, and Michael Strahan was also selected at No. 40 in the 1993 draft.
There are many other players throughout the histor...

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