Grading the Philadelphia Eagles' 2005 NFL Draft
The following 12 slides will offer an analysis of the 2005 draft for the Philadelphia Eagles, as well as an overall draft grade on the final slide.
For players who have spent time with the Eagles and another NFL team, I've included two grades—one grading them on their performance with the Eagles, and the second grading their overall NFL performance.
Mike Patterson, Defensive Tackle, 1 (31)
Patterson has been a very productive starting defensive tackle for the Eagles since late in the 2005 season. He's never been a Pro Bowler but he has teamed with Brodrick Bunkley to form an above average defensive tackle duo.
He has the longest fumble return for a touchdown in team history (98) and is signed through the 2016 season. Patterson will likely be a lifetime Eagle.
Reggie Brown, Wide Receiver, 2 (35)
Brown had three productive seasons with the Eagles. From 2005 to 2007, he averaged 50 catches, 722 yards and five touchdowns per season.
But he lost his starting job in 2008 and totaled just 27 catches for 407 yards and one touchdown in his final two seasons with the team.
He was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a sixth round draft pick before the 2010 season but was released before the season began. His career is almost certainly over.
Matt McCoy, Linebacker, 2 (63)
McCoy never contributed during the 2005 season but was named the starting weakside linebacker before the 2006 season. He lost his starting job to Omar Gaither midway through the 2006 season.
The Eagles released him the day after he was flagged for a late hit on Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe in the 2007 season.
Eagles Grade: D
NFL Grade: D+
Ryan Moats, Running Back, 3 (77)
Moats was the starting running back near the end of the 2005 season after Brian Westbrook was injured. He played well, finishing the season with 55 carries for 278 yards (5.1 yards per carry) and three touchdowns.
But the Eagles barely used him in 2006 and he missed the entire 2007 season with a broken ankle.
He joined the Houston Texans in 2008 and carried 127 times for 484 yards and five touchdowns over the next two seasons. He was waived by the Minnesota Vikings before the 2010 season.
Eagles Grade: D
NFL Grade: C-
Sean Considine, Safety, 4 (102)
Considine won the starting strong safety job over Michael Lewis midway through the 2006 season and recorded 107 tackles that season.
He recorded 47 tackles in 2007 but suffered a season-ending shoulder injury after just eight games. He was not resigned by the Eagles after 2008, having played in 46 games (and started 17) during his four seasons with the team.
He spent the last two seasons as a backup safety with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Eagles Grade: B-
NFL Grade: B
Todd Herremans, Tackle, 4 (126)
Herremans was plugged into the starting role at left guard before the 2006 season.
He has become a fixture on the Eagles' offensive line, playing in 75 games over the last five seasons.
Herremans also has two touchdown receptions on tackle-eligible plays.
Trent Cole, Defensive End, 5 (146)
Trent Cole is one of the best defensive ends in the NFL and has been since he became a starter late in the 2005 season.
He has 288 career tackles and 57 sacks (third in Eagles history), and 11 forced fumbles.
Cole is a two-time Pro Bowler and will go down as one of the best defensive players in Eagles history, as well as one of the best draft picks in the Andy Reid era.
Scott Young, Offensive Guard, 5 (172)
Young played 13 games with the Eagles over two seasons but never started a game. He made an incredibly costly penalty in the final two minutes of the divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints in 2006, which cost the Eagles an opportunity at a victory.
Eagles Grade/NFL Grade: D+
Calvin Armstrong, Offensive Tackle, 6 (211)
He also played for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League, and the Edmonton Eskimos and the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.
Eagles/NFL Grade: D-
Keyonta Marshall, Defensive Tackle, 7 (247)
Marshall played one game for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2005.
He spent the 2006 season on the practice squad of the Baltimore Ravens.
Eagles/NFL Grade: D
David Bergeron, Defensive Tackle, 7 (252)
Bergeron never played in the NFL. He spent time on the practice squads of the Eagles and the Carolina Panthers.
Mike Patterson has been a quality starter for the past five seasons and is signed through 2016. He is underrated.
Todd Herremans has also been a good starter for several seasons. And Trent Cole has been a star, appearing in two Pro Bowls.
Reggie Brown had a few decent seasons with the team but should have amounted to more. Ryan Moats, Sean Considine and Matt McCoy played a few decent seasons with the Eagles and extended their careers with other teams.
And Scott Young, Calvin Armstrong, Keyonta Marshall and David Bergeron never amounted to anything.
But any draft that produces several productive starters for a number of years, like Cole, Patterson and Herremans, is a good draft.
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