Adding Weapons for Donovan McNabb in the Draft

Jake EllenContributor IApril 27, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 18:  Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks down the line during the NFC championship game against the Arizona Cardinals on January 18, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

This year in the first round, the eagles traded up to pick number 19 from the browns and selected Missouri WR Jeremy Maclin. Most people thought they should have traded this pick away for Boldin or Edwards, but I think they cost too much money and also would require a third round pick, as well. Maclin can help in the return game, unlike Boldin and Edwards. Maclin is a fast guy who was projected to be a top ten pick ahead of Michael Crabtree. I really like this pick because we have needed a WR for a long time. Although it wasn't their biggest need, he was the best player available.

With their second round pick, the Eagles selected Lesean McCoy RB from Pittsburgh. I also liked this pick. McCoy is a strong runner who can also catch out of the backfield. He will complement Brian Westbrook and be the future replacement. I think he will grow into one of the league's best players.

They traded their third round pick away to the Seahawks

With their first fifth round pick, they selected TE C. Ingram. He would be a one-two round pick if he had played his last year. He got injured and had to sit out. I think TE was a major need. Even though Brett Celek was great last year, he needs a partner and I don't think Matt Schobel is good enough

With their second fifth round pick, they selected CB Victor Harris, who they're probably going to move to S. This pick helps us a lot in the secondary, where before the draft, we needed some help.

With their third fifth round pick, they selected OT Tuopo. I didn't love this pick. Although he's a decent player i think there are other positions they could use more help with.

They traded their fourth fifth round pick away to the saints.

With their sixth round pick, they selected WR Brandon Gibson. I liked this pick due to the fact that he is a sixth round steal, and a very good player.

With their first seventh round pick, they selected OG Paul Fanaika. This is an okay pick and he is a decent player.

With their second seventh round pick, they selected LB Moise Fokou. I liked this pick because I believe we needed some depth at linebacker.

They traded pick for Cb Ellis Hobbs. I loved this deal because it helps secondary big time, and even more if Sheldon Brown leaves. It also effects special teams because he's a good return man.

I thought the Eagles did a great job drafting.


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