2007 Philadelphia Eagles Draft Preview
2007 Philadelphia Eagles draft preview page from Maddux Sports Handicappers. Scroll below for an individual team report on the 07 draft for the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football club. Included is some possible Philadelphia Eagles draft predictions. When 2007 regular season rolls around, revisit MadduxSports.com for Football Picks from the best NFL sports handicappers.
Team Name: Philadelphia Eagles
Head Coach: Andy Reid
2006 NFL Record: (10-6) Lost to New Orleans in Division Round
2007 Draft Order: (26th Pick)
2006 First Round Draft Pick: Brodrick Bunkley
Philadelphia Eagles Mock Draft Picks
Position Needs for Philadelphia
Defensive End: Darren Howard hasn't lived up to his billing and Javon Kearse is now 31 coming off season ending knee surgery. Juqua Thomas was resigned, but this is still not enough.
Safety: No doubt Brian Dawkins is solid, but at 33 he can't play forever. Michael Lewis left via free agency to the 49ers, and his replacement Sean Considine hasn't shown he is the man for the job.
Quarterback: For the second straight year Donovan McNabb was injured and it is unknown how well he will perform after season ending surgery. Kelly Holcomb was acquired from Buffalo but using a late round pick on a future QB prospect makes sense.
Draft Outlook for the Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles have a few holes on defense to fill so don't expect Philadelphia to trade up to go after a top flight college player. Philadelphia also doesn't have a fourth round pick this draft so making no mistakes will be imperative to a solid draft grade.
If the birds decide to go with a safety with their first pick Reggie Nelson from Florida or Texas Longhorn safety Michael Griffin would be solid choices. If Arkansas defensive end Jamaal Anderson is still on the board at 26, expect the Eagles to snag him up and than look to the U's Brandon Meriweather or Virginia Tech Hokie safety Aaron Rouse in round 2.
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