Recapping The Final Three Rounds Of The Eagles’ DraftBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News Saturday, April 28th, 2012
With the 153rd pick in the NFL Draft, the Eagles chose to pick up some depth for their offensive line, drafting Purdue offensive tackle Dennis Kelly.
Kelly has a 6-8, 321 lb frame, and was a starter for three seasons. He’s a tall, lean, athletic offensive tackle, and was an attractive late round option for offensive line coach Howard Mudd. The fifth round pick isn’t a lock to make the roster, and could be a practice squad candidate, but it will be interesting to see what Mudd can do with this raw prospect.
In the sixth round, the Eagles first took wide receiver Marvin McNutt. McNutt is a physical receiver, and stands at 6-3, 216 lbs. He’s a good possession receiver, but there are questions about his consistency and effort. He’ll have an opportunity to push Chad Hall and Riley Cooper for a roster spot.
Six picks later, the Eagles grabbed another offensive lineman, Brandon Washington. Washington is a 6-3, 320 lb guard from the University of Miami. He’s very athletic for his size, and some believe he has the talent to eventually develop into a starter. He has the talent for Howard Mudd to work with.
With their final pick in the seventh round (the pick acquired from Atlanta in the Asante Samuel
salary dump trade), the Eagles took running back Bryce Brown from Kansas State. Brown has good size for an NFL running back at 6-3, 220 lbs. He has speed, strength, and talent, but his draft stock was greatly impacted because of his lack of production in college. His greatest accomplishment was running for over 400 yards in his freshman year at Tennessee, but since then has failed to crack the starting lineup. He transferred to Kansas State last year, but left the team after learning he would not start. The Eagles need depth behind LeSean McCoy, and the chance will be there for the young running back to earn a roster spot.
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