Sunday, May 1, 2011

Eagles Draft Recap

Here is the complete list of players selected by Philadelphia in the recent NFL draft as provided by

Rd 1, Pick 23 (23)

Watkins, Danny OL

Rd 2, Pick 22 (54)

Jarrett, Jaiquawn DB

Rd 3, Pick 26 (90)

Marsh, Curtis DB

Rd 4, Pick 19 (116)

Matthews, Casey LB

Rd 4, Pick 23 (120)

Henery, Alex K

Rd 5, Pick 18 (149)

Lewis, Dion RB

Rd 5, Pick 30 (161)

Vandervelde, Julian OL

Rd 6, Pick 26 (191)

Kelce, Jason OL

Rd 6, Pick 28 (193)

Rolle, Brian LB

Rd 7, Pick 34 (237)

Lloyd, Greg LB

Rd 7, Pick 37 (240)

Havili, Stanley RB

All in all, it was a very utilitarian draft by Andy Reid as he appeared to employ the strategy of 'best player available'. He did a good job addressing needs on the offensive line and the defensive secondary as well as adding some depth to the special teams by taking a few skill players in the later rounds. It will be interesting to see what happens with fourth round pick Alex Henery, who will try and replace longtime Eagle David Akers as the team's new kicker.

From here everything remains on hold until the court system figures out whether or not the current owner's lockout is legal. Hopefully the whole mess will be resolved sooner than later so the Birds can fill a few more holes through free agency.

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