In the past two weeks, we have beaten the 2012 NFL Draft to death, in a good way. We have analyzed every single draft pick and discussed where those players will fit into the 2012 season. But let's not forget about the 2011 draft class just yet.
Last year's draft class has gotten a lot of criticism, unfairly. Casey Matthews was thrown into the fire way too quickly during a short offseason while Curtis Marsh barely saw the field at all. Marsh was viewed as more of a project player. He was recruited as a running back at Utah State before he made the switch to cornerback.
Nine of the 11 draft picks from 2011 made the 53 man roster while the other two, Stanley Havili and Greg Lloyd Jr., made the practice squad. That is truly an incredible stat. You aren't going to get starters at every draft pick. What you want to get is players that can push some of the veterans for playing time and also make some type of immediate impact in year one.
You can't judge a draft class after just one season. Year two of three is where you start to see how good these players actually are. In 2012, you will get a better sense of how good these players will actually become. Keep in mind though, the Eagles drafted four players in 2011 that turned into full time starters by the end of the season.
Here is a look at how each of the Eagles 11 draft picks will fit into the 2012 season.