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Philadelphia Eagles Rounds 4-7 2012 NFL Draft Recap

Marvin McNutt - Philly's New Weapon!

Following a successful first two days at the 2012 NFL Draft, Philadelphia continued to make selections in the later rounds that have earned the Eagles immense praise amongst analysts and fans alike. The team continued to address needs both on offense and defense, and hopefully found some hidden gems in the later rounds. Here’s the breakdown:

Round 4, Pick #123, Brandon Boykin — CB — Georgia 

With the departure of Asante Samuel to the Falcons, the Eagles needed to add depth behind DRC and Nnamdi at corner — hopefully Boykin is that guy. He showed immense potential at UGA, and it’s surprising to see him slip into the fourth. Philadelphia could have a steal here, and Boykin will likely be the team’s nickel corner.

Round 5, Pick #153, Dennis Kelly — OT — Purdue

The Jason Peters injury is continuing to push the Eagles into making moves to add depth for insurance on the offensive line. Kelly isn’t a very well known prospect, and more than likely Howard Mudd saw something in the kid and urged Philadelphia’s front office to draft him. We’ll have to see how he develops behind Mudd’s direction and the leadership of Todd Herremans on the line.

Round 6, Pick #194, Marvin McNutt — WR — Iowa

McNutt was a total steal in the sixth-round, and he should make an immediate impact in the Eagles passing game. The best way to think of McNutt woud be Jason Avant 2.0. I have little doubt that this boxy kid from Iowa will not only be a huge addition to the offense, but he will likely replace Avant in the slot by the end of the season.

Round 6, Pick #200, Brandon Washington — OG — Miami

Why not? Add just a little more insurance to the offensive line, and although Washington is a guard, you can almost bet this pick comes in the wake of Peters’ injury. Philadelphia seems to have the philosophy of: Never Enough Offensive Lineman. Admittedly, I don’t know much about Washington, but scouts do seem high on him.

Round 7, Pick #229, Bryce Brown — RB — Kansas State

Bryce Brown has really done nothing at the college level. Not a thing. But before transferring out of Tennessee and to Kansas State and sitting out the year, he was ranked as one of the top running backs in the country (even above Trent Richardson). He’s a powerful rusher that has a very high motor and could make a really nice compliment to LeSean McCoy in the backfield. He’s a work in progress and it still really underdeveloped, but has the potential to be great.

Undrafted Free Agent Signings: 

Elvis Akpla, WR, Montana State

Chase Ford, TE, Miami

Cliff Harris, CB, Oregon

Emil Igwenagu, TE, UMass

Aaron Pflugrad, WR, Arizona State

Chris Polk, RB, Washington

Demaris Johnson, WR, Tulsa

Philip Thomas, S, Syracuse

Darnell Williams, WR, Louisiana College


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One Response to “Philadelphia Eagles Rounds 4-7 2012 NFL Draft Recap”

  1. Eddie says:

    This draft was the masterpiece and could maker the eagles a contender again!!! i have more on this on my blog so come check it out and read this piece! http://halftimechat.com/2012/04/the-on-paper-winners-of-the-2012-nfl-draft/

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