Two more picks at two spots of need. Although this is the 5th round we are talking about here, so it's probably a stretch to say these guys will be starting next year... but Omar Gaither was a 5th round pick who got himself in to the starting lineup last year and played quite well.
Gaddis was actually drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 2003 as an outfielder and DH. He played both football and baseball in college and was a star HS basketball player in North Carolina. He started his football career as an all american high school QB. The guy is a fantastic all around athlete who holds a few Clemson strength records and runs a 4.45 40 with an impressive vertical leap. I don't want to bore you with more measurables, but they're impressive.
He's been compared to Jermaine Phillips from Tampa Bay.
It seems to me he's an all around good athlete that the Eagles need to mold into a good football player.
Just a few picks later with the 162nd selection the Eagles took TE Brent Celek out of Cincinnati. Celek is a big guy(6-4, 261) who was both a football and track star in high school. He was an All-Big East Conference Academic Team choice and is considered a high character kind of guy.
He's been compared to Bears TE Desmond Clark.
It sounds to me that Celek is alot more Chad Lewis than he is LJ Smith. LJ is more of that speedy "extra WR" type TE. Celek is a guy not lacking in speed, but won't blow by safeties or anything. He seems like he could be that solid, underneath pass catcher that Lewis was. With his 6'4 frame he could also be very useful in the red zone.