The Philadelphia Eagles’ 10 Defining Draft Moments


Published: April 11, 2009


... of uncertainty that will only be relieved by the prospect's performance on the field.  Some turn into studs, others become busts.  Here are the top ten defining moments by the Philadelphia Eagles on draft day.


10. 2002: Lito Sheppard drafted in first round, Sheldon Brown in second round

At the time of these selections, cornerbacks Troy Vincent and Bobby Taylor had established themselves as cornerstones of the Philadelphia secondary.  With the 26th and 59th selections respectively, Sheppard and Brown proved to be more than adequate replacements in 2003 when a rash of injuries left the Eagles secondary depleted. 

Since becoming full-time starters, Sheppard and Brown evolved into Pro Bowl caliber corners.  Until the 2008 season in the case of Sheppard, these selections solidified the Eagles secondary.  The 2002 draft has produced the highest quality of talent in the Andy Reid era, not only with the pick...

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