Oklahoma St. TE Brandon Pettigrew
ChiefsFan717 with the pick...
First and foremost I must say that there is a high probability that the Eagles will deal one of their two first rounders or both come draft day. In all fairness, if they do choose to keep the 21st pick, they either go TE or Tackle. With Arizona OT Eben Britton still on the board, they could very well go in that direction, but I believe the pick here has to be Pettigrew. He could very easily be gone by this time come April 25th. Pettigrew is without a doubt the whole package when speaking of tight ends. At 6'5'' 263, and a massive wing span, he can certainly hold his own against some of the elite pass rushing DE's/LB's when called upon to help block. He also has a nonstop motor in the run game. Although he's certainly not the fastest or flashiest receiving TE in this years draft, he still has the ability to be a reliable outlet for Donovan McNabb.
There are several factors behind the decision to lock up Pettigrew at 21...
1.) There is no way that he makes it to #28...New England and more importantly Atlanta would snatch him up at either 23 or 24.
2.) Brent Celek = L.J. Smith (in other words, Receiving TE) Seeing that they wanted nothing to do with L.J. Smith told me two things. First, they are high on Celek as a receiving TE. And 2nd, they are going to look to either the draft or free agency for a more complete TE who can also participate in the blocking game. (L.J. or Brent can't do this anywhere close to as well as Pettigrew).
3.) Last but not least, Andy Reid stated that he already has legitimate possibilities at LT with both Shawn Andrews and Todd Herremans. With one of the two possibly moving over to left tackle and veteran John Runyan possibly returning to the right side, the Eagles could be more set than you would think at tackle.
Overall, Pettigrew is a STEAL here at 21!
Previous pick: DE Aaron Maybin
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The explanation was right on and the arguments were great. I'm sold on this pick. Chiefs fan should know as much as anyone about the advantage of solidifying the tight end position for years to come.
|Pick||Round 1||Selection||Date||Community Approval|
|1||Detroit Lions - UCrawford||LB Aaron Curry||Weds. March 10th|
|2||St. Louis Rams - Lanier63||OT Jason Smith||Monday, March 16th|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs - TonyG88||OT Eugene Monroe||Monday, March 16th|
|4||Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel||DT B.J. Raji||Tuesday, March 17th|
|5||Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway||WR Michael Crabtree||Tuesday, March 17th|
|6||Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic||OT Andre Smith||Weds., March 18th|
|7||Oakland Raiders - mushin||WR Jeremy Maclin||Weds., March 18th|
|8||Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns||WR Percy Harvin||Thursday, March 19th|
|9||Green Bay Packers - JasonM||
DE/OLB Everette Brown
||Thursday, March 19th|
|10||San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch||QB Matt Stafford||Friday, March 20th|
|11||Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread||LB Rey Maualuga||Friday, March 20th|
|12||Denver Broncos - Keyser Sose||DE Brian Orakpo||Monday, March 23rd|
|13||Washington Redskins - Official Arrowhead Pride Parade||T Michael Oher||Monday, March 23rd|
|14||New Orleans Saints - cmpotter||CB Vontae Davis||Tuesday, March 24th|
|15||Houston Texans - ChiefsDude||CB Malcolm Jenkins||Tuesday, March 24th|
|16||San Diego Chargers - Helmets||DE Tyson Jackson||Weds., March 25th|
|17||New York Jets - NJChief||QB Mark Sanchez||Weds., March 25th|
|18||Chicago Bears - Holmeslice||QB Josh Freeman||Thursday, March 26th|
|19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers - madtheory||DT Peria Jerry||Thursday, March 26th|
|20||Detroit Lions (from Dallas) - UCrawford||
DE Aaron Maybin
||Friday, March 27th|
|21||Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717||TE Brandon Pettigrew
||Friday, March 27th|
|22||Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56||Monday, March 30th|
|23||New England Patriots - connerman||Monday, March 30th|
|24||Atlanta Falcons - RedNose||Tuesday, March 31st|
|25||Miami Dolphins - shraggyj||Tuesday, March 31st|
|26||Baltimore Ravens - Ben S||Weds., April 1st|
|27||Indianapolis Colts - craig in calgary||Weds., April 1st|
|28||Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina) - Chiefsfan717||Thursday, April 2nd|
|29||New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s||Thursday, April 2nd|
|30||Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99||Friday, April 3rd|
|31||Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH||Friday, April 3rd|
|32||Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33||Monday, April 6th|