Philadelphia Eagles: 7 Potential First Round Picks

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Philadelphia Eagles: 7 Potential First Round Picks
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The Eagles love to build their team through the draft. 12 of their 13 draft picks last year are with the team and only one of the 12 (Ricky Sapp) did not contribute. Especially if there is no CBA, the Eagles possibly cannot count on free agency or trades, so their draft is crucial.

On offense, the main need is offensive line, especially the right side of the line. The right guard position was manned by Max Jean-Gilles and Nick Cole, both below average starters. Winston Justice started at right tackle, but regressed considerably towards the end of this season. An upgrade will be necessary.

Defensively, the Eagles have needs all across the board. They barely have a pass rush, which especially hurts the average secondary. Dmitri Patterson is a solid special teams and dime corner, but showed he should not be starting. Eagles fans are calling for Nnamdi Asomugha, but Eagles do not love giving big contracts to players who are 30 or older.

So, with that, let's get this article started, (in no particular order):

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