Day 1…Did You Really See This Coming?


Published: April 26, 2009


... the Eagles Draft Party.  I'm listened to the radio hoping for a last minute move to bring in either Braylon Edwards or Anquan Boldin.

I just knew that the Birds were going to obtain that stud receiver today along with using the No. 21 pick on Knowshon Moreno.  Boy was I wrong.

When the Oakland Raiders selected Darius Heyward-Bey (Maryland) with the No. 7 pick instead of Michael Crabtree (Texas Tech), that was my first clue that it would be a very interesting Day 1 of the draft.

As far as the Eagles were concerned, I wanted them to upgrade at the three offensive skill positions of wide receiver, tight end and running back (in no particular order) before the day was over.

Two thirds of my request was fulfilled, but how it was done is what threw me completely off-guard.  I kept thinking to myself about the last article I wrote.  When it comes to the Philadelphia Eagles, expect the unexpected.

When Denver picked running back Knowsho...

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