Philadelphia Eagles Finally Get a Player on Day Two


Published: April 26, 2009


... to 137.  But finally, they came away with a player.

Only they didn't draft him.

The Eagles traded picks 137 and 141 to New England for the cornerback/return man Ellis Hobbs. 

Hobbs stands at 5'9" tall and weighs a solid 195 pounds.  He will be 26 at the start of the 2009 season.

In his four-year career, Hobbs had nine interceptions.  He has averaged 27.7 yards per kickoff return and has returned a kick for a touchdown in each of the last three seasons.

Hobbs is a tough, physical, and durable player.  He has only missed one game in his career.  He isn't known for his man coverage, but he is very active against the pass.  He is also a very aggressive run defender.

Hobbs' true value may be his kickoff return ability.  He has been very productive and now  he can team with Jeremy Maclin to free Quintin Demps of return duties to focus on playing free safety.


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