5 Biggest NFL Draft Blunders in Philadelphia Eagles’ History

5 Biggest NFL Draft Blunders in Philadelphia Eagles' History

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The Philadelphia Eagles, Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman head into their second draft together. Under a streamlined process, the last two drafts have born a lot of fruit for the Eagles. Before that, though, the Eagles had their share of misses. Let's take a look at the five biggest draft blunders in Philadelphia Eagles' history.

5. Brandon Graham

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5. Brandon Graham

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The Philadelphia Eagles traded up to get Brandon Graham bypassing Pro Bowlers like Jason Pierre-Paul and Earl Thomas in the process. Graham has not lived up to his billing in midnight green.

4. Freddie Mitchell

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4. Freddie Mitchell

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Freddie Mitchell will forever be known for "4th-and-26". Besides that glorious moment, he was hit and miss. The Eagles passed on future Pro Bowl receivers like Chad Johnson and Reggie Wayne. Mitchell never came close to being in either of these receiver's territories.

3. Jerome McDougle

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3. Jerome McDougle

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The Philadelphia Eagles traded way up in 2003 thinking they landed a proven stud pass rusher in Jerome McDougle. Between injuries and inconsistency, it never panned out. What's even worse is they passed on potential Hall of Fame safety Troy Polamalu in the process.

2. Danny Watkins

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2. Danny Watkins

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Danny Watkins was billed as an NFL-ready guard. A guy who could step right in and play. It never worked out that way. Watkins' heart never seemed to be into football and the Eagles got nothing out of the first-round pick.

1. Mike Mamula

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1. Mike Mamula

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Mike Mamula blew up at the NFL Scouting Combine and it enticed the Eagles to use a high first-round pick on him. Mamula's talent never matched his production. The Eagles had Hall of Famer Warren Sapp staring them in the face and chose to go for potential over production. Huge mistake.


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