Some of you remember a pretty solid defensive back for the Eagles named Eric Allen. Now, the Eagles have used their "Donovan McNabb" pick (37) to select South Florida safety Nate Allen. That's the name we'd been talking about the last 24 hours. I'm told that defensive coordinator Sean McDermott was a huge fan of Allen's.
Philly.com has some reaction from Nate Allen himself
Allen said the Eagles showed interest in him at the combine. "I’m just so excited to be an Eagle," he said. The pick was acquired from Washington in the Donovan McNabb trade. Asked about being taken with the McNabb pick, Allen said: "It's an honor ... I'm just so thrilled … I can't wait to get up there."
The Eagles choose to fill the safety positon opposite Quintin Mikell that many expected them to select in the first round. Allen is an excellent athlete who was considered the third best safety in this draft. The Eagles are happy he was still available, using the selection they recieved from the Washington Redskins for Donovan McNabb.