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The Philadelphia Eagles will pick 14th in the 2017 NFL Draft

Not a bad return on Sam Bradford.

NFL: Preaseason-New York Jets at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles’ draft status for April’s draft is sewn up: they will pick 14th overall.

Coming in to Sunday’s slate of games, the Eagles had the 14th pick in the draft via the Vikings’ draft spot. Because of the Sam Bradford trade, of course, Minnesota’s draft spot goes to the Birds.

If the Vikings had lost to the Bears, the Eagles could’ve picked as high as No. 9. When they won, the Eagles could’ve fallen as far as No. 18.

But other teams played right into the Eagles’ hands, and thanks to the league’s confounding strength of schedule tiebreaker, where a team with easier strength of schedule gets preferential treatment in the draft order, the Birds got a pretty solid draft location.

What an incredible return for a middling quarterback who has never proved he can lead a team to anything other than a playoff-less season. Makes sense the Eagles are bringing Howie Roseman back for at least one more year.

We’ll have a mock draft out Tuesday, and then spend the next four months figuring out what the Eagles should do with that precious pick.

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