Andy Reid and company grabbed the 2012 NFL draft by the throat and didn't loosen their grip until their final pick in the seventh round. The Eagles got high marks from several of the NFL draft experts including Mel Kiper Jr. and Adam Schefter.
Not every pick for the Eagles was a need pick, but they were all quality players who will have a very good shot at making the team. They were all good fits for the schemes and most of these nine players will have a shot at making an immediate impact this season.
Andy Reid has taken some criticism recently for some poor drafts. This wasn't one of them. 2011 wasn't either. Ten of the 11 players that were taken in the 2011 draft are projected to make the team this season with only Greg Lloyd Jr. expected not to. He probably spends another year on the practice squad. Technically all 11 could make the Eagles roster in some way this season.
The 2012 draft should yield similar results with at least eight of these players making the team. The only player who might not make the team, running back Bryce Brown, was the highest-rated high school recruit of all the Eagles draft picks.
No doubt this was a stellar draft class that all Eagles fans can agree deserved an "A" overall. Here is a report card on every single Eagles pick from the 2012 NFL draft.