NFL Draft Rewind: Philadelphia Eagles Class of 2005


Published: April 12, 2009


... draft cannot be fully appreciated many times until years have passed allowing us to reflect on the impact of the various players, trades or signings that occurred in relation to that year's draft.  As the 2009 NFL draft nears closer, there is much speculation and debate about what the Philadelphia Eagles will do to bolster their chances of capturing their first Super Bowl. But rather than look to the future in this article, let's examine the past in order to see how well the Eagles front office performed with the Draft Class of 2005. 

Note: I've chosen 2005 because that is the class which entered the NFL 4 years ago, which seems like just enough time to really observe the contributions of each drafted player.  


Round 1, Pick 31

Mike Patterson, Defensive Tackle, 5-11", 292lbs., University of Southern California

The knock on Patter...

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