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Philadelphia Eagles Draft Grade
By Tony Moss, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Below we take a look at the 2010 draft selections of the Philadelphia Eagles, highlighting the ramifications of their two-day haul and assigning grades for their efforts.


1 - Brandon Graham, DE/OLB, Michigan (6-1, 268);
2 - Nate Allen, S, South Florida (6-1, 205);
3 - Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, DE, Washington (6-3, 263);
4 - Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky (5-11, 178);
4 - Keenan Clayton, OLB, Oklahoma (6-1, 229);
4 - Mike Kafka, QB, Northwestern (6-3, 225);
4 - Clay Harbor, TE, Missouri State (6-3, 252);
5 - Ricky Sapp, OLB/DE, Clemson (6-4, 252);
5 - Riley Cooper, WR, Florida (6-3, 222);
6 - Charles Scott, RB, LSU (5-11, 238);
7 - Jamar Chaney, LB, Mississippi State (6-6, 242);
7 - Jeff Owens, DT, Georgia (6-1, 304);
7 - Kurt Coleman, S, Ohio State (5-10, 187)

Analysis: When the Eagles traded up from No. 24 to No. 13, it was assumed they were doing so in order to select Texas safety Earl Thomas. But the Birds pulled a switcharoo, taking a player in Graham who fills a need at pass rusher but may have to bulk up to get on the field in their 4-3. Philly effectively gave up two third-rounders (No. 70 and No. 87 overall) to Denver in the deal. They got their safety in round two, though Allen is seen as more of a cover guy than a tackler, and tackling was a big problem for Philadelphia last season. The third-round pick, Te'o-Nesheim, looks like a major reach without a natural spot on this roster. The Eagles should have targeted interior o-line help there. Lindley was an effort to add much-needed depth at corner, but is another player the Birds could have had in the sixth round. The most notable of the team's three picks near the end of the fourth was Kafka, whose presence likely signals that Michael Vick is locked in as the No. 2 quarterback in 2010. Harbor has some ability to play in a fullback or h-back role. Like Graham and Te'o- Nesheim, Sapp looks like a better fit in a 3-4. Cooper, who surprisingly fell to late in the fifth, has a big body but also character concerns. Scott is a big, one-cut type of back who slipped due to a broken collarbone suffered late last season. Among the seventh-rounders, Chaney was evaluated as one of the top five inside linebackers in this Draft by some.

Bottom Line: A bizarre draft for the Eagles, from the number of picks they made (13) to the number of square pegs they tried to fit into round holes.

Grade: C+

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