It seems to be a trend with the Eagles year in and year out. The league has released the official draft order for all seven rounds and the Eagles have a ludicrous 12 picks at their disposal including compensatory 3rd and 7th rounders. Of interest is the whopping three 3rd rounders which give the team almost unlimited ammunition for just about anything imaginable. And this is before we trade one (or more) of our quarterback trio which will land us even more picks. Thats just absurd. The rich are about to get a little richer.
On a side note, I want to make a complaint to the draft gods for screwing us a second straight year with draft trades. Two years back we own Carolina's #1 and they finish nearly at the top of the standings, leaving us with a bottom five first rounder (28th overall). This year we own a conditional pick from the Jets (for Lito) that could range from a second, third or fourth rounder. And of course, it ends up being the fourth pick from the bottom of the fourth round. That blows my mind that a pick that could range anywhere from #33 overall to #128 ends up being #124. For this reason I think the Eagles, instead of building picks for future drafts should just consolidate the 12+ picks into the 6 highest possible picks they can get this year. Not that its a bad thing to keep an eye on the future, but I'm not seeing the point of stockpiling such a high number of picks which a.) you can't sign all of them anyway and b.) only get pushed into next year which leaves us in the same scenario we're in. On the flip side, its still fun to imagine all the good stuff we can (but won't) do with all those selections.