Only two-and-a-half weeks removed from the 2012 NFL Draft, the most intriguing storyline for Philadelphia Eagles fans should be the futures of their late-round selections.
What the team will get out of its early-round picks seems somewhat decided. First-round pick Fletcher Cox seems poised to be an excellent run stuffer in this league, Mychal Kendricks will be an athletic outside linebacker who will cover the length of the field well, and Vinny Curry will be a nice addition to the defensive end rotation.
The thing fans don't know, however, is how their fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-round picks will hold up. How will Marvin McNutt hold up in the Eagles' offense? Is Dennis Kelly a capable backup in the case that Demetress Bell or Todd Herremans is hurt?
Head coach Andy Reid has been pretty successful when it comes to using his later picks successfully. He's always had the ability to separate talent from potential in those rounds, and for those reasons I am confident about this year's crop as well.
With all that being said, let's take a look at Andy Reid's best late-round picks over the last 13 years.
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