Eagles Draft – Day 1

I was keeping track of the NFL draft via channel flipping and an occasional view of NFL.com, due to the Flyers playing in game 6 of the NHL playoffs (more on that later).  Usually, I would be watching the draft live with plenty of draft materials and predictions, but the Flyers in the playoffs took precedence.  Needless to say, I was a little disappointed that the Eagles took a wide receiver with their first pick (after a minor trade).  They could have traded that first round pick for Anquan Boldin.  After some further thoughts, I like the pick of the receiver.  Boldin would have been a great fit for the Eagles, but the price and potential complaints (WR prima donnas) may not have been worth it.  If Maclin delivers, Boldin will be forgotten.  If Maclin is a bust, it’s Freddie Mitchell all over again.

Some great news in the second round, LeSean McCoy out of Pitt and a Harrisburg native, fell to the Eagles.  He may lack some size and explosiveness, but he finds the end zone and is a solid threat to catch passes out of the backfield.

After the first two rounds of draft, the Eagles have upgraded two positions of need. 

McNabb should be happy.

I still have a few posts coming regarding Shawn Andrews, Sheldon Brown and my consistent distaste for Coach Reid.

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