The Philadelphia Eagles have had their share of failed draft picks throughout the franchise’s history. The team has never won a Super Bowl, which could be the result of poor selections in the draft. Whether it was the first overall selection in Eagles history or a 26-year-old firefighter, there are countless choices that have plagued the city over the years.
The Andy Reid era included some of the more well-known players, as Reid missed on Freddie Mitchell, Jerome McDougle and the aforementioned Danny Watkins.
There’s no way to know if hitting on one of these players would have resulted in a Super Bowl championship. But these won’t be selections that Eagles fans look back on with fond memories.
Some of these are victims of injuries, which are difficult to avoid. Others are victims of off-the-field issues, which have derailed some terrific collegiate prospects. And then some have just failed to grasp the intricacies of the game at the NFL level.
As first-round picks are graded on a heavier scale, each of the 10 biggest draft busts in Eagles history was taken in the first round of his respective draft.