NFL Draft 2011: Predicting the Eagles 1st Pick, Thinking Outside of the Box

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NFL Draft 2011: Predicting the Eagles 1st Pick, Thinking Outside of the Box
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Attempting to predict the Eagles approach to the draft is not an exact science. In fact, you probably have to have mastered the intricacies of chaos theory in order to come close.

Most mock drafts have the Eagles taking either Jimmy Smith or Gabe Carimi with the first pick, but if recent history is anything to go by, these players become the most unlikely picks the Eagles make.

Last year, nobody had Eagles taking Brandon Graham with their first pick, or even a defensive end for that matter. No one expected Jeremy Maclin to go to the Eagles in the first round the year before either, and with the emergence of DeSean Jackson, no one was predicting a wide receiver.

Using this logic, I attempt to weigh up the likelihood of the players who no one is predicting will be taken by the Eagles. Predicting the Eagles first draft choice whilst thinking outside of the box. 

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