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1st Round Pick OG Danny Watkins Arrives In Philly

Eagles first round draft pick Danny Watkins recently arrived in Philadelphia, and has joined fellow Eagles Todd Herremans, Trevor Laws, Jamar Chaney and Eldra Buckley at Power Train Gym in Cherry Hill for informal workouts. He has been getting to know the city, including doing some house hunting, but the uncertainty of the lockout has him a bit out of sorts.

“It’s kinda tough. You can’t really do anything; you’re kind of sittin’ on your hands,” Danny said. At 26 years of age, Watkins was the first pick for the Eagles in this year’s draft. He grew up in British Columbia, and just like any other young Canadian boy, he became a hockey player and after graduating, he worked as a firefighter for four years before going to college in Butte, California where he first started playing football, he eventually ended up playing at Baylor, and the rest is history.

Watkins feels a kinship with firefighters, and upon his arrival in Philadelphia visited a local firehouse where he said he was embraced with open arms, and said it “feels like you know them 10 to 20 years.” Danny traveled around the city and was able to meet some of the Eagles fan base saying, “I’m excited to be here, it’s a beautiful city.”

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