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The Linc - Was Ricky Sapp the steal of the draft?

Eagles Draft Nuggets - Philadelphia Eagles
The 13 players drafted by the Eagles were the most ever by the team in the seven-round draft format (since 1994), and the most of any team in the 2010 Draft (New England was the closest with 12).

Didinger: Was Sapp the Biggest Steal of the Draft?
The Bandit could be The Steal of the 2010 NFL draft. Ricky Sapp played "the bandit" position at Clemson. It is a hybrid position, part linebacker, part end, created by defensive coordinator Vic Koenning. The bandit usually rushes the passer, but he also drops into coverage at times.

ESPN 96.1: Philadephia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham thrilled he's not converting to outside linebacker | -
"I’m just happy that I don’t have to get adjusted to reverting back to linebacker, even though I could," Graham said. "I’m happy to play defensive line because I really got good at it and I’m happy to show Philadelphia what I can do for them."

Reid talks draft on radio | Philadelphia Inquirer | 04/26/2010
Reid's philosophy is like many others in the NFL: If your picking in the first round and your choices are between a defensive end and a safety, for example, you go d-end.

Grading the 2010 NFL Mock Drafts: The Close But No Cigar Awards - Blogging The Boys
Some mock drafters turned out to be better than others in predicting the first round of the 2010 draft. A look at 20 selected mock draftniks and how their predictions turned out.

Westy Passed Rams Physical; Birds sign free agents | Eagletarian | 04/26/2010
Your Eagletarian is hearing via a St. Louis media source that Brian Westbrook passed that physical over the weekend and might very well end up joining the Rams.

Eagles weren't about to get cornered in NFL draft | Philadelphia Daily News | 04/27/2010
"Our board, there was a sharp dropoff at a certain point, and once we hit that, we had a great number of players in that third-to-fourth-round area, and we felt really confident that if we picked up a bunch of those guys, we could really improve the competition level on our team and get a bunch of starters, and I think that's what we did," Roseman said.

Drafted by Phillies, then Eagles, Cooper was destined to play in Philadelphia | Philadelphia Daily News | 04/26/2010
The Eagles weren't the first local team to spot the potential of Florida wide receiver Riley Cooper. | Eagles draft Clay Harbor in fourth round
"I was expecting to go a little bit earlier," Harbor said Monday night. "I was thinking maybe late in the third originally. As we started to get deeper into the fourth, I was getting a little worried. Then I got a call from the Eagles, and coach Reid asked how I'd like to be an Eagle. I said I'd love that, and he said it was great because they were going to draft me. I'm very grateful for the opportunity. No matter where you think you should go going in, you don't think about slipping or anything after you're drafted. It's just a good feeling all around."

Nate Allen discusses 'youth movement' - NFC East Blog - ESPN
"It's an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as Donovan," said Allen in the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I'm just going to come in and be myself, and just try to help the Eagles win in whatever way I can, play whatever position and help them with the Super Bowl. I was talking to Coach Reid this morning, and he said he was trying to get a youth movement in here. I definitely think that'd be a good thing."

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