Eagles Get 14th Overall Pick
(973espn.com) - Technically it was the Minnesota Vikings who won a coin toss in Indianapolis Friday but it was Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman who was the real winner.
By virtue of the Vikings slotting ahead of the Colts in the draft, it will be Philadelphia which picks at No. 14 overall after sending Sam Bradford to Minnesota eight days before the 2016 regular season in exchange for the Vikings’ first-round pick.
So at least as far as the first round goes, here’s the scorecard: the Eagles gave up what would have been the 12th overall selection to go up and get Carson Wentz at No. 2 overall last year and will now be selecting just two spots after that after dealing a player who wasn’t going to be in Philadelphia anyway in 2017.
There is no other way to describe the trade other than a home run from the Eagles’ perspective although the Vikings are also happy with Bradford, who moves forward as the starter there because the injured Teddy Bridgewater is unlikely to return for the 2017 season and may never be back after suffering a catastrophic leg injury.
With their first-round selection now ironed out, here is the full list of Eagles' draft picks by round in 2017:
Round 1: 14
Round 2: 43
Round 3: 74
Round 4: 119, 139 (from Browns)
Round 5: 155
Round 6: 194
Round 7: 230
Historically the 14th pick has been a good place to be over the past decade as four of the past 10 picks at that spot have made at least one Pro Bowl and three have been named to at least one All-Pro team.
Here are the previous 10 picks at No. 14 overall:
2016: S Karl Joseph
2015: WR DeVante Parker
2014: CB Kyle Fuller
2013: DT Star Lotulelei
2012: DT Michael Brockers
2011: DT Robert Quinn
2010: S Earl Thomas
2009: S Malcolm Jenkins
2008: OL Chris Williams
2007: CB Darrelle Revis
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JFMcMullen