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Pop Quiz: Draft Trivia Questions


Q. In the 2008 NFL Draft, no players at which position were drafted in the first round for the first time since the start of the NFL-AFL common draft in 1970?

A: Wide receiver. DeSean Jackson was selected by the Eagles with the 49th overall pick, but still happened to be the seventh receiver to be drafted.

Q: Have the Eagles ever drafted Mr. Irrelevant?

A: Yes and no. Three times the Eagles have selected the final player taken in that year's draft (1961 - Jacque MacKinnon, 1950 - Dud Parker, 1949 - Bull Schweder). However, the first person to be officially named Mr. Irrelevant was Kelvin Kirk in 1976.

Q: How many Heisman Trophy winners have been drafted No. 1 overall?

A: 17. The most recent was USC's Carson Palmer, who was drafted by the Bengals in 2003.

Q: Reggie White was the No. 4 pick in the 1984 USFL Supplemental Draft. Name the first three players to be chosen.

A: Steve Young was drafted No. 1 by the Bucs. Mike Rozier was selected second by the Oilers. Gary Zimmerman went before White at No. 3 to the Giants.

Q: What draft trade was the biggest in Eagles history in terms of the amount of picks involved?

A: In 1989, the Eagles traded their fifth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelth-round selections for Chicago's third-round pick which was used to draft Texas linebacker Britt Hager.

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