Analyzing Eagles’ trade to No. 2 overall: Was it worth it?

The Philadelphia Eagles moved up in the first round for the second time this offseason, trading with the Cleveland Browns to get the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. This nearly confirms they’ll be taking whichever quarterback, Carson Wentz or Jared Goff, that the Rams do not take. Was this trade worth it? In my opinion, not at all, but I’ve seen a lot of people make fair arguments as to how it could … Continue reading

Why the Eagles shouldn’t draft any running back in the first round

One of the most debated players among Eagles fans for who they should draft with the No. 8 pick is Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliot. I have had conflicted thoughts about this because, as I’ve mentioned before, I think Elliot is an extremely talented player. I think he could easily be the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2016 and have multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons, as well as make an impact through the air … Continue reading

Looking back at Eagles drafts: Ranking the Andy Reid era draft classes

After ranking each Eagles draft between 1999 and 2012, it only makes sense to put them all together and rank them. Some of them received the same grade, but I’ll do my best to give an accurate ranking. First, here are some notes: Important notes Drafts receiving A+, A or A- grade: 0 Drafts receiving B+, B or B- grade: 4 Drafts receiving C+, C or C- grade: 3 Drafts receiving D+, D or D- grade: … Continue reading

Looking back at Eagles drafts: Ranking the best value picks of Andy Reid era

In the past few days, I ranked the first, second and third round picks of the Andy Reid era. In this piece, I’ll be taking a look at the best value picks of this time period. I only took players who were selected between the fourth and seventh round, and I’m only looking at the top 10 guys since it would make little sense to highlight some of the picks that didn’t work out considering … Continue reading

Looking back at Eagles drafts: Ranking the third round picks of Andy Reid era

After looking back and analyzing the first and second round picks during all the Eagles drafts between 1999-2012, I now move on to the third round picks. I won’t be looking at any other individual round, as there are too many picks between rounds 4-7. In review, the first round picks during this time period were actually better than I had remembered, but the second round picks were pretty bad overall. Here are some notes … Continue reading

Looking back at Eagles drafts: Ranking the second round picks of Andy Reid era

Yesterday I ranked the Eagles’ first round draft picks from the Andy Reid era, which was actually a better group than I had always thought. Now I’ll look at the second round picks, which is where Reid really struggled the most and held back their growth as a franchise. Here are some quick stats: Important Notes -Total second round picks: 19 (8 offense, 11 defense) -Years without a second round pick: 2004 -Years with multiple second round picks: 6 … Continue reading

Looking back at Eagles drafts: Ranking the first round picks of Andy Reid era

Now that I’ve analyzed each of the Andy Reid era drafts individually, I’m going to look at them more holistically and see how he did in specific areas. Today, I’ll be looking at his successes and failures with his first round picks. Surprisingly, he was pretty good with top picks, although expectedly, there were some clunkers. Here are some quick stats on his first round selections when he was a coach, from 1999-2012: Important Notes … Continue reading

Looking back at Eagles draft classes: 1999 draft

This will be the final draft I’ll analyze as a part of this series. The 1999 draft was Andy Reid‘s first, at at the time, a very controversial one. The Eagles had a great pick in the draft, but selected Donovan McNabb instead of Ricky Williams, which was criticized heavily by fans at the time. Of course, that opinion changed over time, but it was quite a way to start a career as a head … Continue reading

Looking back at Eagles draft classes: 2000 draft

The 2001 draft was another bad one, although it was the first one I’ve analyzed in which Andy Reid wasn’t given full control over the team, so he doesn’t deserve all of the blame. The same case will be for this draft, although he still deserves some of the blame, as he clearly doesn’t deserve much credit for his drafting over the years anyway. It’s the second to last draft I’ll be analyzing. Here’s some … Continue reading

Looking back at Eagles draft classes: 2001 draft

The 2002 was definitely a success for the Eagles, producing four very good players that lasted on the team more than just a couple years. It was a bit surprising to see them go defensive back with their first three picks, but luckily, all three of them worked out and became regular starters at some point in their careers. Here are some notes on the 2001 draft, which was definitely a step back down in … Continue reading