Philadelphia Eagles: How Do You Like Draft Day One?


Published: April 25, 2009


... but this has to be the flashiest Day One in Philadelphia Eagles draft history anyway.

When Jeremy Maclin was selected at 19, many fans were left scratching their heads.  Well, now that the team's added Pitt running back LeSean McCoy, things look a lot more fun.

The Eagles generally use their first-day picks on offensive and defensive linemen, but this was not the case in 2009.

The club had already bolstered their offensive line by signing Stacy Andrews and trading for Jason Peters, and their defensive line was arguably the best unit on the team last year, so today was an opportunity to strengthen the skill positions.

Thank goodness they actually did it.


Maclin, while not a threat in the red zone and not the physical target most Eagles fans clamored for, is a true playmaker. He is electric with the ball in his hands after the catch, carrying it or returning it.

In two seasons at Missouri, he scored 22 receiving touchdowns...

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