The Philadelphia Eagles entered the offseason with some clear needs on both sides of the ball. As the team heads toward the 2010 NFL Draft on Thursday, the front office's activity over the past few months has served to increase both the wish list and the number of selections available to address it.
The debate in Philly continues to rage whether the Eagles are in a rebuilding mode or simply passing the torch to younger players who can maintain the same level of play. For what it's worth, new GM Howie Roseman and Andy Reid have both proclaimed that the team is not rebuilding.
The Eagles organization reportedly believes that they can adequately address holes with the abundance of picks they have accumulated in a deep draft.
Most experts and fans would agree that the team needs are the following:
1) safety, 2) linebacker, 3) cornerback, 4) defensive end, 5) center, 6) guard, and 7) running back.
With the Easter evening trade of Donovan McNabb, the Eagles now have a total of 11 picks, including seven in the first four rounds. Here is a breakdown showing the round and placement of the Eagles 2010 draft picks:
1.24, 2.05, 2.23, 3.06, 3.23, 4.07, 4.23, 5.06, 6.31, 7.36, 7.37.