Philadelphia Eagles: Grade-A Draft Weekend


Published: April 26, 2009


... to be back among the NFL's elite.

They didn't make the big trade for Anquan Boldin or Braylon Edwards, but they put together an exceptional draft. 

What did they do?

The Eagles added potentially big-time playmakers for quarterback Donovan McNabb.

The Eagles added a ton of athleticism.

The Eagles added tremendous versatility.

The Eagles added explosiveness.

The Eagles made themselves a better football team than they were in 2008.

In the first round, the Eagles pulled a huge shock by picking Jeremy Maclin.  Maclin completes possibly the speediest group of three wide receivers in the league (with DeSean Jackson and Kevin Curtis).

In round two, they got a running back that Sports Illustrated's Peter King had them taking with the 21st pick.

McCoy is truly a perfect fit for this offense.  He is a very similar player to Brian Westbrook, and he has yet to turn 21-years-old.  He gives them the de...

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