25 Biggest Draft Mistakes in Philadelphia Eagles History

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25 Biggest Draft Mistakes in Philadelphia Eagles History
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In the Eagles long and storied history, they have had some great draft picks. Andy Reid has been known for having great draft after great draft. The Eagles have had themselves several draft steals under Andy Reid including Trent Cole, Moise Fokou, Todd Herremans and Jason Kelce, all were drafted in the fourth round or later.

The Eagles have had themselves some terrible draft mistakes as well, taking players ahead of such future greats as O.J. Simpson, Reggie Wayne and Troy Polamalu. Bad drafts crippled the Eagles in the 60s, early 70s and mid 90s.

A team that consistently drafts well, consistently competes at the highest level. The Eagles, Steelers, Colts and Patriots are all great examples of that. Other teams like the Buccaneers and the Lions drafting several great young players in the past three seasons have set themselves up as contenders in the NFC despite both teams being very young.

The Eagles have starters on their team that they originally drafted in the first round. The first round has been a spot that the Eagles have been none for whiffing on badly. 11 of the top 25 worst draft picks in Eagles history were taken in the first round. This season the Eagles took guard Danny Watkins in the first round of last April's draft. Watkins was inactive for the first four games of the season but has started the past two and has shown a lot of promise. Hopefully Watkins can keep his name from becoming synonymous with "bust" and become a starter for years to come.

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