2009 NFL Draft : Philadelphia Eagles Draft Grade
The Philadelphia Eagles had a total of eight picks in the 2009 NFL Draft. They consisted of a first(19th), a second(21st), three fifths(17th,21st,23rd), a sixth(21st), and two sevenths(4th,21st). They only took two defensive players in this year's draft. Here is each individual pick the Eagles made in this year's draft :
Jeremy Maclin WR, Missouri
Pick Analysis : Maclin has the ability to shine in the Eagle's West Coast Offense. He has good speed. With him and Jackson on the field, the Eagles will have a scary passing attack
Draft Grade : A -
Lesean McCoy RB, Pittsburgh
Pick Analysis : McCoy has a good balance of speed, vision, and elusiveness. He also has terrific hands. With Westbrook starting to age, McCoy can be the future of the Eagle's running game.
Draft Grade : A
Cornelius Ingram TE, Florida
Pick Analysis : The Eagles have not had a very good TE in a while. The Eagles had problems with short yardage situations last year. Ingram is a good receiving TE. He can help with the short yardage passing game.
Draft Grade : B +
Victor " Macho " Harris CB, Virginia Tech
Pick Analysis : Harris is a solid zone corner. He also has the ability to play free safety as a pro.
Draft Grade : B
Fenuki Tupou OT, Oregon
Pick Analysis : Tupou has potential to be a backup in time. He has decent size. He is not the greatest blocker, but good enough
Draft Grade : C
Brandon Gibson WR, Washington State
Pick Analysis : Gibson showed off impressive skills in his junior year but struggled in his senior year, due to team struggles. He has good size to compete as a backup in Philly.
Draft Grade : C
Paul Fanaika OG, Arizona State
Pick Analysis : Fanaika has good size to play in the NFL, but he can't block as well as some would expect. He can block good once he locks onto defenders, but he was on the ground too much in college.
Draft Grade : C -
Moise Fokou OLB, Maryland
Pick Analysis : Fokou has good speed as a linebacker. He has long arms, which could be an advantage in his career. He is a decent addition to a young Philly line-backing crew.
Draft Grade : D +
Philadelphia's Overall Draft Grade : A -
The Eagles addressed needs in this year's draft that were a necessity. I believe they had one of the best drafts this year. They added weapons to an already explosive offense.
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