Interesting nugget from Jimmy Bama.
If you exclude free agents Michael Vick and Jeremy Maclin, the Eagles only have 3 former 1st round picks on their roster.
— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) February 17, 2014
2013 – Lane Johnson
2012 – Fletcher Cox
2010 – Brandon Graham
Danny Watkins got traded so that wiped out 2011. Mac is a FA and would cover 2009. The Eagles traded out of the 1st round in 2008 and 2007 so it isn’t like they picked busts that failed.
I would guess the league average is 4 or 5 so the Eagles are below that, but not substantially. The stat sounds crazier than it really is.