The year….was 2000. Gas was LESS than $1 a gallon. The world was getting over Y2K. American Beauty had just won the Oscar, and the #1 song was by Carlos Santana (Maria Maria.) AOL was sending everyone 1000 FREE hours of the internet, and Penn State was about to have the #1 overall pick in the NFL Draft as the Browns were about to make a huge mistake drafting Courtney Brown. But the Eagles were heading into year 2 of the Andy Reid era and they held 7 draft picks including pick 6.
The Eagles ended up taking Corey Simon, and then Todd Pinkston in round 2. All in all, it wasnt a great draft. But im starting with 2000 because its a good number. I dont have a good reason it just seems like a solid line in the sand. So lets take a look at the BEST draft day steals for the Eagles in the last 21 years.
When we’re looking at a draft day “steal” im going to qualify it as rounds 4-7. Rounds 1, 2, and 3 should result in starters or at the very least good rotational players. While the entire NFL draft is a crap shoot, the later rounds are like throwing darts at a board and hoping for the best.