By acquiring two additional draft picks earlier today from Cleveland, the Eagles now have 10 draft picks for this year.
The Eagles have proved in the past that they are not afraid to make moves on draft day. They have moved up in the draft before. Just last year, the Eagles moved up in the first round to snatch wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.
Obviously, we know that they aren't afraid to move back in the draft either. The Eagles may not have a had a first-round selection in 2008, but getting wide receiver DeSean Jackson in the second round certainly makes up for that.
In fact, it was a draft day trade last year with the New England Patriots - for a pair of fifth-round picks - that netted Ellis Hobbs, who is in line to start opposite Asante Samuel after the Eagles sent Sheldon Brown to the Browns.
The Eagles made a total of six draft day trades last year, including the Maclin and Hobbs deals. The Eagles have four picks in the first 87 selections this year, six of the first 121 and seven before the end of the fifth round. Here is the complete chart.
|2010 Eagles Draft Picks|
|1 (24)||Own Pick|
|2 (55)||Own Pick|
|3 (70)||Acquired from Seattle in 2009 draft day trade|
|3 (87)||Own Pick|
|4 (105)||Acquired from Cleveland in CB Brown, LB Gocong deal|
|4 (121)||Own Pick|
|5 (137)||Acquired from Cleveland in CB Brown, LB Gocong deal|
|6 (200)||Acquired from Indianapolis in 2009 draft day trade|
|7 (243)||Compensatory Pick|
|7 (244)||Compensatory Pick|
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 1:21 p.m., April 2