ESPN lists 25 NFL players who are under 25 years old and drafted in the 3rd round or later. Two eagles from the 2010 draft made this list. The first and higher ranked one I'm sure everyone can agree with in Jamar Chaney. The second one who squeaked in ranking 23 is one that not many people would have thought, or might not agree with. I speak of none other than the surprise/infuriating 3rd round pick of Daniel Te'o-Nesheim.
If nothing else its and interesting read and great to see that others are aware of the Eagles young talent.
Their descriptions and reasoning is after the jump....
4. Jamar Chaney, LB, Philadelphia Eagles
Since Andy Reid took over as the main man in Philadelphia before the 1999 season, the Eagles have struggled to find useful, consistent linebackers to play in their famously aggressive defense. High draft picks like Matt McCoy and veteran acquisitions like Ernie Sims seem to fail with equal aplomb. Their new hope is Chaney, a seventh-round pick in the 2010 draft who took over at middle linebacker after Stewart Bradley dislocated his elbow. By the end of the season, the Eagles were talking about moving Bradley to the strong side and leaving Chaney in as an every-down linebacker. Truthfully, it's a mystery how Chaney fell to the seventh round. An undersized, speedy linebacker that's conversant with pass defense is something every team needs in a shotgun-friendly league. Although Philly will continue to rotate its other linebackers, expect Chaney to be a mainstay for the Eagles going forward.
23. Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, DE, Philadelphia Eagles
A SackSEER favorite, Te'o-Nesheim spent most of his rookie year on special teams. In the meaningless Week 17 game, though, the Eagles gave him a start at defensive end and let him just rush Stephen McGee to his heart's content. He finished the game with a sack and a quarterback hurry while holding up effectively against the run. He'll be in the rotation at defensive end this year for legendary defensive line coach Jim Washburn. The hope is that Washburn can do for Te'o-Nesheim what he did for another high-motor defensive end: Kyle Vanden Bosch.