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Eagles’ first round pick will finally be decided by a coin toss this week

We finally have a date for the flip!

Future Of The Penny In Doubt Photo Illustration by Tim Boyle/Getty Images


That’s right: a coin toss will be held at the NFL Combine on Friday, March 3 at 12:30 PM ET to decide if the Philadelphia Eagles will pick at No. 14 or No. 15 in the 2017 NFL Draft. (Hat tip to our friend Dave Spadaro.)

The actual coin, says Howie Roseman, is “double-headed, even though tails never fails, and has the logo of the Vikings on one side of the coin and the logo of the Colts on the other side.

“If you have any good-luck things for me to bring to the coin flip, let me know.”

Roseman will be there to represent the Eagles at the coin flip, along with possibly head coach Doug Pederson and vice president of personnel Joe Douglas if their schedules permit. Roseman surely hopes for the Minnesota logo to land heads up so that the Eagles have the better of the two picks in the first round.

“We’re all hoping for the best,” Roseman said. “It’s a big week for this organization, including the coin flip. We’re excited.”

Good call on the tails never fails, Howie.

The winner of the coin toss will pick at No. 14. Hopefully that’ll be the Eagles. The loser of the toss will pick at No. 15. Hopefully that will be the Colts, although their home field advantage in Indianapolis could make things tough.

If the Eagles lose the coin toss, I will surely reference the following tweet. If they win, I will conveniently fail to mention the following tweet.

The Eagles currently own eight selections in the 2017 NFL Draft. All picks are known except for the first round, which will be determined by the aforementioned coin toss. Stay tuned for the big moment!

1st - No. 14 or 15 (from the Minnesota Vikings)

2nd - No. 43

3rd - No. 74

4th - No. 119

4th - No. 139 (from the Cleveland Browns)

5th - No. 155

6th - No. 194

7th - No. 230

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