|15th overall pick by Giants two drafts ago. |
It's tough going wrong with the 15th overall pick in the NFL draft.
And that's good news for the Eagles, who own the selection in the April 26-28 draft.
Four of the past five choices at 15 have stood out. The other guy is a starter. Over the past 10 years, only a couple have been busts, one an Eagles pick.
There will be another such player in the 2012 draft. The list of players available at No. 15 could include defensive tackles Devon Still and Dontari Poe, wide receiver Michael Floyd, defensive Whitney Mercilus and quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
The 15th overall picks in Andy Reid drafts:
2011 – Mike
Pouncey, C, Dolphins: Solid starter.
2010 – Jason
Pierre-Paul, DE, Giants: Pro Bowl performer.
2009 – Brian
Cushing, OLB, Texans: Pro Bowl bound.
2008 – Branden
Albert, OT, Chiefs: Decent starter.
2007 – Lawrence
Timmons, OLB, Steelers: Super Bowl ring.
2006 – Tye Hill,
DB, Rams: Good until injuries hit.
2005 – Derrick
Johnson, LB, Chiefs: Good on bad teams.
2004 – Michael
Clayton, WR, Bucs: Great rookie year.
2003 – Jerome
McDougle, DE, Eagles: Injury bust.
2002 – Albert
Haynesworth, DT, Titans: Good, bad, ugly.
2001 – Rod
Gardner, WR, Redskins: Over-hyped.
2000 – Deltha
O’Neal, DB, Broncos: Ordinary.
1999 – Anthony
McFarland, DT, Bucs: Solid career.