Andy Reid has usually made great desicions come draft day, but, he missed some superstars here and there, who were the five picks selected after the Eagles selections?
1999: With the Second pick, the Eagles selected Donovan McNabb
In the first round, these are some of the few players, I would not regret drafting.
Here are the five picks selected after McNabb.
Whoo, thank goodness we missed out on Akili Smith, or even today, we'd be the laughingstock of the NFL.After Smith, all of the next four picks became Pro Bowlers, and three of those four are future Hall of Famers.But still, I will not regret picking D McNabb.
2000:We selected Corey Simon
Simon also is a Pro Bowler, but some stars are selected right after him, that I'd rather have.
11. Ron Dayne
No thanks to Dayne,Taylor or Gloxico, but we missed out on a Pro Bowler in Thomas Jones. We also missed out on one of the best MLB's of this decade.
2001:The Eagles selected Freddie Mitchell
We were thisss close to solving all of our WR issues for the entire decade. I'm not happy to say this, but it may have cost us a Super Bowl victory- or a couple.
30. Reggie Wayne
Imagine, oh imagine what would have happened, if we had REGGIE WAYNE as our starter.
2002: We selected Lito Sheppard
Our defense was feared over the 2000's with the Troy Vincents, Sheldon Browns, Asante Samuels and in 2002, Litto Sheppard.Reid made a great pick here and you'll see why.
27. Mike Rumph
30. Kendall Simmons
All of these players ended out average, or total busts. None of them made the Pro Bowl. In fact, the next Pro Bowler would be all the way in the second round. Good job Andy, you deserve a donut.
2003:The Eagles selected Jerome McDougie
Ouch,Ouch,Ouch,Ouch,Ouch.The next player drafted would probably make you sick, even though we had Brian Dawkins, I'd rather not have McDougie.Instead we chose a guy who would flame out so fast, he'd be gone in half a decade.
Honorable Mention: Although he was drafted at pick number 31, Nnamdi Asomugha could have been an Eagle had they not traded up.I won't blame them for not picking him, as we had to star CB's in waiting.
This was a terrible draft because we missed out on guys like Troy Polomalu, Nnamdi Asomugha, Brent Faine and Dallas Clark. Instead we selected the Eagles worst bust since 1936.
2004: We selected Shawn Andrews
This is confusing because Andrews is a bust/stud. But we did miss out on some star D-Lineman.
We were able to blanket McNabb for a couple years, before the flameout of Andrews. Missing out on Smith is somewhat tough, but we would get a steal next year.Yes, I'm talking about Trent Cole.
2005:The Eagles selected Mike Patterson
Patterson wouldn't flame out like Andrews or McDougie, but I expected more from him. The player selected after Patterson is a bit tough to stomach.
35.Our pick again
Two good/great players emerged from the next five picks, Barrett Ruud and Mankins, who I'd rather have on my squad.
2006:We selected Broderick Bunkley
I wish we could take this pick back. While Bunkley isn't a total bust, he went way below expectations, and there are better players drafted after him.
Though he isn't a Pro Bowler yet, I'd love to have Chad Greenway on my squad.He emerged into a beast with the Vikings, and many wanted him in FA before he was franchised.
2007:We selected Kevin Kolb in the second round (no first)
It was a sign of the end for Donovan McNabb, but his eventual heir didn't suceed. However, due to his immense talent, Kolb is huge trade bait now, and just because of that, I'll not regret this pick.
We missed out on some okay/semi good players, but the trade bait of Kolb is irrefuseable.
2008:The Eagles selected Trevor Laws in the second round
We will pick star Desean Jackson two picks from now.Laws has been somewhat dissapointing and we could have picked another Defensive End with 3-4/4-3 capabilties.
48. Fred Davis
Drafting Calias Campbell or Fred Davis would have been a better option.
Heres a redraft of all the Eagles first picks from 1999-2008
2004:Will Smith(not the actor)