Eagles Cuts Reveal Failure in Recent Drafts

The Eagles have always had a reputation for finding starters late in the draft. In 2005, it was Todd Herremans and Trent Cole. In 2006, they found Jason Avant, Omar Gaither, and Max Jean-Gilles. And in 2007, Brent Celek was a steal in the 5th round.

However, the 2008 and 2009 drafts didn’t produce the kind of late round starters that became routine in the middle of the decade. In fact, of their 14 picks made in the third round or later, the Eagles have zero starters to show for it. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Nothing.

And, worse than that, only three out of the 14 drafted players are even still with the team. The remaing three are in fringe places too…