The first round pick in each NFL draft typically receives all the glory and attention, but a good football coach is one that can find a gem in the later rounds.
Bill Belichick’s selection of Tom Brady as the 199th overall pick in the 2000 draft is one that rewarded him with three Super Bowl championships. Other teams have been fortunate enough to find All-Pro caliber players in the later rounds: the Philadelphia Eagles took Trent Cole in the fifth round of the 2005 draft, the New Orleans Saints found Marques Colston in the seventh round in 2006, and the New England Patriots snagged Asante Samuel with their fourth round pick in 2003.
Every coach wants to get the late-round steal that puts his team over the top. With the Eagles likely going all-in again for the 2012 NFL season, here are seven late round picks that could make an impact on the Eagles.