The Philadelphia Eagles are just one game away from ending their dismal 2012 season. While changes are surely at stake for the team, one positive is that the Eagles will likely select in the top five of the upcoming NFL draft.
As it currently stands, the Eagles are slated to pick fourth overall behind the Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders. That would be the highest Philly has picked since Andy Reid’s selection of Donovan McNabb second overall in the 1999 NFL draft.
There’s no guarantee as to which position the Eagles will pick, especially since it’s seen as a down year for top talent. Nick Foles will likely enter camp as the quarterback next August, which means the new head coach will probably look elsewhere for his first-round pick.
The Eagles could certainly use an upgrade on the offensive line. Their cornerback situation is in shambles. And they could definitely use a big-time wide receiver.
Considering how high the Eagles are picking, it’s essential they hit on this pick.