Eagles To Aim High On Draft Day?

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Published: March 24, 2009


... they want" on draft day, including packaging the 21st and 28th overall picks to move high into the first round.

With 12 draft picks at their disposal, the Eagles are in prime position to part with any number of picks to get where they want to be on the draft board. 

But, is it the wisest of strategies for this team?

Left tackle is the one of the more prominent areas of concern with the departure of veteran Tra Thomas. Current left guard Todd Herremans figures to be the most likely in-house solution to fill Thomas' shoes. 

However, if the opportunity presented itself, it would not be a shock to see the Eagles trade up the draft board to try and steal either Virginia's Eugene Monroe or Baylor's Jason Smith, both of which seem to be sure top-10, if not top-five picks.

As for running back, drafting a back does not seem to be a big concern for Heckert. 
"Over time it has been proven that you can find backs later on," Heckert s...

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