Matt McCoy, Reggie Brown, Kevin Kolb, Jerome McDougle, and Tony Hunt. You say bust? I say you are damn right.
Sure, all these picks sucked, but lucky enough for the Eagles, they weren't deadly picks. There were always backup players that softened their shortcomings.
The same can not be said of the 39th pick in the 2006 draft—Mr. Six Sacks to Osi Umenyiora. The one, the only, Winston Justice. The reason why the Eagles are now screwed.
We keep screaming for the Eagles to run the ball. The aging Runyan and Thomas are the main reasons why the Eagles' rushing attack is mediocre. They are old—their bodies worn down. They no longer have the push or acceleration needed to open holes for the running game. They have become pure pass-blocking tackles.
Both may be back next season, eating away at valuable cap space . The backup plan was Winston Justice, but now there is no backup plan. With the 21st and 28th picks in this upcoming draft, finding a starting tackle is going to be a longshot.
Fans can wish for a running game. We can wish even harder for the Eagles to draft a first round running back. However, if the Eagles weren't going to use a running back (Buckhalter) that averaged 4.9 yards per carry and 12.5 yards per reception, they aren't going to use a rookie runner. Not to mention, the rookie will probably be a blocking liability.
Thanks Winston for sucking!
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