Every coach’s dream is to find a player in the NFL draft that turns out to be a steal given the round he went in—a first rounder that fell to the second round or a third round talent that was snatched up in the sixth round.
Andy Reid has struggled historically with picking first rounders (see Freddie Mitchell, Jerome McDougle, or Brandon Graham), but he has selected some quality players in the later rounds. Trent Cole was a fifth rounder that went on to become an All-Pro end. Todd Herremans was found in the fourth round, Brent Celek was the fifth, and even LeSean McCoy didn’t go until after the first 50 picks of the draft.
Here are five draft picks that could prove to be steals for the Philadelphia Eagles.