The Eagles surprise everybody by trading their first two draft picks. Moving out of round 1 by trading the 19th overal pick and then trading the second round pick they aquired with their first move. However, they have address some signifcant needs on the Defence and by adding a promising wide receiver and return man with their two picks. The Eagles selected Notre Dame defensive tackle Trevor Laws with the 47th overall pick. Two picks later, the team added receiver/returner DeSean Jackson. The Eagles also picked up RB Lorenzo Booker from Miami in a draft day trade.
The pundits have rated the Eagles’ draft as poor. However, I don’t think they were as bad as that. Many mock drafts that I have seen had us taking DeSean Jackson with our first round pick at no 19. So in that sense they did well to still get him with the 49th pick.