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Eagles Draft Washington DE Te'o-Nesheim

After a slew of trades, the Eagles used the 86th overall selection which was acquired from Green Bay and selected another defensive end. This time, the pick was Washington defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim.

Defense has been the focus for this draft as all three of the picks - DE Brandon Graham and FS Nate Allen the others - have helped coordinator Sean McDermott's crew.

Here is the scouting report from Tony Pauline of *Sports Illustrated *and

DE Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, Washington
Pos. Rank: 13 Grade: 3rd-4th Round Height: 6-3 1/2 Weight: 263 40: 4.73 Year: 5-Sr.

The Good: Relentless college pass rusher with poor size/speed numbers. Plays with a nasty attitude, works hard to get involved in the action, and consistently makes plays on the ball. Quickly changes direction and can bend off the page as a pass rusher or collapse to the outside defending the run. Flies around the field, stays with the action, and wraps up tackling.

The Bad: Really struggles going up against large offensive tackles. Lacks great bulk and is easily handled at the point of attack.

The Verdict: Te'o-Nesheim is an undersized college pass rusher who lacks the pure speed to play outside linebacker in the NFL. He's a competitive defender who plays with a non-stop motor and goes beyond his physical skills to produce on the field. Will offer possibilities at the next level as a pass rush specialist and special teams player.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 9:47 p.m., April 23

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