Philadelphia Eagles Sign 11th Draft Pick, Only Two To Go

July 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the announcement Tuesday that fifth-round pick wide receiver Riley Cooper is finally on board, the Eagles can now turn their attention to signing first-round pick Brandon Graham and second-round pick Nate Allen.

Allen, more than likely, will be the next guy to sign. Second-round picks don't command a whole lot of money, and it's basically just about figuring out the slotting.
Graham, on the other hand, could turn into a major pain.

The top-15 picks are always the hardest to get into camp. Graham recently made it seem like he wouldn't mind holding out for a few days saying he'll work hard at camp "when [he] gets there."

That's not exactly what the Birds want to hear from their first-round pick. They'd rather avoid a holdout for the second year in a row.
Jeremy Maclin only missed the first week or so of camp, but it was clear in the first month of the season the missed time affected him. Maclin could have been much more of a difference-maker muc...

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