Tuesday, April 10, 2012

History of 15th draft pick favors Eagles

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.


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