First reaction: The draft fell perfectly for the Eagles. They had their pick of improving the offensive line with Gabe Carimi, their secondary with Jimmy Smith, or the defensive line with Cameron Jordan or Da'Quan Bowers. Ultimately, they went with none of the conventional picks, which tends to be Andy Reid's M.O. There were definitely other directions to go in here.
How he fits: Right guard was the biggest weakness in an otherwise lethal Philadelphia offense last season. Watkins, older and more mature than most rookies, should plug that hole immediately and help keep defensive linemen off of Mike Vick.
Who they wish they'd gotten: Probably no one. They could have had Carimi, Smith, or Jordan, all of whom would have been immediate full-time starters. Instead, they went with a guard.
Overall grade: D+.
Danny Watkins, who will be 27 this fall, was a pick for a team who was one or two players away from a Super Bowl. The Eagles are not that team. They have a giant, gaping hole in a secondary that was terrible last year and lost its second-best player in Quintin Mikell, who's not expected to return. They have no full-time player across from Trent Cole. Just a puzzling pick, though Watkins will contribute immediately.