Grade given on 5/1/07: D
Good Moves: Tony Hunt was a great choice at the bottom of the third round. He'll be the perfect complement to Brian Westbrook. Stewart Bradley is a nice player.
Bad Moves: Kevin Kolb? Kevin Kolb!? Easily one of the dumbest picks I've ever seen. How about Chris Houston? David Harris to eventually replace Jeremiah Trotter? Dwayne Jarrett? Eric Wright? The Eagles already have a young QB (A.J. Feeley) and a veteran (Kelly Holcomb) to back up Donovan McNabb. You're supposed to get a guy who can make an immediate impact the first two rounds, and Philadelphia did not do that. In fact, Andy Reid completely ignored his horrendous secondary. This move reminds me of the Houston Texans in 2003, who took Louisville QB David Ragone just one year after choosing David Carr. Ragone played in a few games and then left the team for nothing. If McNabb plays for six or seven more seasons, the Eagles won't see Kolb until 2013. By then, he may be with a different organization. What a waste. I feel sorry for an Eagle fan right now. What an embarrassing and pathetic move by the franchise. Other than Hunt, no player Philadelphia obtained will likely make an impact in 2007.
I also found another good one, this time from Mel Kiper
"5. The Philadelphia Eagles traded out of the first round with the Cowboys, who took defensive end Anthony Spencer. The Eagles used the 36th overall pick (their first pick in the draft) on Houston QB Kevin Kolb when QBs Drew Stanton, John Beck and Trent Edwards were all still on the board."