In the list, this is the only pick that may be "shocking," especially over stars like Asante Samuel and Trent Cole.
Jamar Chaney, though, was one of the better middle linebackers, and he only started a few games.
He did make mistakes, like any rookie, but for the most part, he showed his immense potential. Chaney is a fundamentally sound tackler, who is aggressive around the ball. He can cover and has great speed and can even blitz.
In the run game, Chaney proved to be an above average tackler. He has to work on his coverage skills, but he made numerous plays in coverage.
Chaney could make the jump to being considered one of the best in the business if he continues with his great work ethic.
Jim Washburn's aggressive defensive line scheme will call for the linebackers to play the run well and Chaney fits the role.
CB Asante Samuel
Asante Samuel is the best playmaking corner in the league. He is a ball-hawk and can read the quarterback at ease. Samuel takes chances, but no one is as successful as him.
He was one of the least targeted corners in the league last season and understandably so. Samuel still struggles in tackling, but with the amount of interceptions Samuel has, the Eagles are content with him.
DE Trent Cole
Cole almost always starts off the season in great form. By midseason this season, people considered Cole a possible defensive player of the year candidate, that's how dominant he was rushing the passer and unlike most defensive ends, stuffing the run.
Trent Cole will have to condition better in the offseason because seemingly every year he cannot maintain his incredible first-half production.
Cole may be the most important star who has to improve because he is vital to the defense. Without him rushing the passer, the secondary and linebackers are exposed.