NFL Draft 2010: Philadelphia Eagles Likely to Move Up In The First, Top Five?

Dan PennwynCorrespondent IApril 22, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 1: Defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul of South Florida runs in drills during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 1, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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It has been a brutal and agonizing four months since the Philadelphia Eagles offseason officially began.

It is even worse with under an hour to go until the draft begins!

It is widely speculated that the Eagles will in fact try and move up in the first round and if they do it will most likely be in the 10-12 pick range however, there are a few reports out there saying the Eagles could attempt to move up into the top five picks—and a safety might not be on their radar.

Derrin Horton, an NFL Network anaylist is reporting the Eagles have a strong desire to acquire a pick in the top five of this years draft, the Kansas City Chiefs currently hold that pick.

Horton stated that if the Eagles do get into the top five picks they could actually do it to pursue a standout defensive end like South Florida Jason Pierre-Paul or Georgia product Derrick Morgan.

With the acquisition of DE Darryl Tapp and the high hopes the Eagles have for him I don't see the them selecting a defensive end in the first round. They know there is a void at the safety position ever since the Brian Dawkins departure and neither Quintin Demps or Macho Harris has been good enough to automatically be penciled in for the 2010 season

If the Eagles do move that far up, into the top five, I would assume safety Eric Berry is their top target in the draft. If not a safety then definitely a CB like Joe Haden or even Kyle Wilson, although I don't believe Wilson is a top five pick, to fill the hole left by the Sheldon Brown trade.

They would still be able to acquire a DE in the second or even third round that could potentially become very good starters in the NFL.

Kickoff in less than one hour folks, my nervous sweating has begun (kidding) and I'm about to head out to the 2010 NFL Draft party up at my friends house.

Have fun everyone, the offseason moment we've all been waiting for is just around the corner!