We're starting a new series this month leading up to the draft where we first count down the ten biggest draft busts the Eagles have had in the Andy Reid era and then shift to a more positive note with the ten best picks leading up to this year's draft. Since we're limiting this to the Andy Reid era, the awful stretch of picks under Rich Kotite and Ray Rhodes are off the hook. (Mamula, Harris, Davis)
Coming in at #10....
Jack Ikegwuonu - 2008 - 4th round 131st overall pick
Jack is the lowest drafted player on our list having been taking in the 4th round. Usually a guy taken there wouldn't really qualify for a major bust list, but Jack's incredible array of red flags combined with extreme lack of any contribution was enough to get him on this list.
First, there were the character issues. Prior to the draft, he was arrested for allegedly breaking into someone's dorm with his twin brother and stealing a guy's xbox. He still had a court date pending on the matter when he was drafted.
But hey, he's a college kid they do crazy stuff right? Plus, he ended up being exonerated for the xbox thing... If only character issues were the only red flags.
There was also the small issue of his torn anterior cruciate ligament in a training accident prior to the draft. So even in the best case scenario, there was no chance he'd play in 2008.... and they used a 4th round pick on him.
He appeared in just one NFL game.
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