And with the #28 Pick in the Arrowhead Pride Community Mock Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles Select...

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                               Arizona OT Eben Britton

ChiefsFan717 with the pick...

Wow oh Wow!!! If this draft were real the Eagles would be ecstatic right now! Britton (who was a legitimate possibility at #21) falls right into the Eagles lap here at #28. Landing these two targeted prospects alone will be a win for the Eagles in the 2009 draft! And the way things are playing out (not only in our AP mock draft) but also in real life, I wouldn't be surprised to see a running back like McCoy, Donald Brown, Andre Brown, or Shonn Greene be available come their 2nd round pick at #52. Getting any of the 4 would be a dream first 2 rounds for the Birds! Especially if their targeted RB McCoy would miraculously drop!!! Back to Britton...at 6'6", 310 lbs., Britton could become an immediate starter from day one (Barring any re-signing of Jon Runyan)...Even if this were to happen, Britton would quickly learn some things about the pro game from Runyan (35 yrs. old) and push him for a starting spot at RT later in the year. Britton definitely has the frame to put on more weight, which won't be hard to accomplish with the Hamburgler at the helm. Being a 320+ pound lineman is an OL norm within the Eagles organization. Britton projects to be a more legit RT than LT in the league due to his inability to handle speed rushers that well. The Eagles won't hesitate to plug him in at RT right away. This is a value pick here as Britton's stock is still rising, and the Eagles won't have to worry about the RT spot for the next 10 years!
 
A Quick View To Why Britton Is the One For The Birds At #28...
 
1. Plain and simple, they would have had no problem taking him at #21 if Pettigrew was off of the board. The Eagles were smart here though...Pettigrew would have gone to the Falcons at 24 if they would have taken Britton at #21. The Birds knew there was a better chance of Britton slipping to 28 than Pettigrew.
 
2. Lets take a look at the Eagles draft track record under Andy Reid's tenure...I don't believe there was a running back taken within the 1st 2 rounds of any Eagles draft under Reid, let alone the 1st round. I know K. Moreno is probably the SEXY pick here, but along with Andy Reid's draft history, there are 2 other major factors to why Eagles don't go RB at #28....a.) Westbrook still has a lot of gas left in the tank. Unless he gets injured, there really isn't a need to pay for a 1st round back right now. RB's have a short shelf life, and it would be a waist to have someone waist 2 years watching Westbrook (again; that is, if he doens't get injured)...and b.) There are plenty of quality backs that could possibly be available to them in the 2nd or 3rd round (see first paragraph).
 
3. Last but not least, it wouldn't be right not to mention that the Eagles have went Defense with 4 of their last 5 1st rounders. History shows that one of these two picks should/could be a defensive player. I argue that when you look at Philly's biggest needs this year, they come on the offensive side of the ball. A safety will be intriguing to the Eagles with the loss of Dawkins and Considine, but my gut tells me that if the combination of Pettigrew and Britton are available to them with back to back picks (that is the direction they will go)!!!

Previous pick: LB James Laurinaitis

Read more: Scouting Report (Mocking the Draft)

On the clock: New York Giants (ChiefsFan90s)

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Pick Round 1 Selection Date Community Approval
1 Detroit Lions - UCrawford LB Aaron Curry Weds. March 10th Forgot to do a poll
2 St. Louis Rams - Lanier63 OT Jason Smith Monday, March 16th 67%
3 Kansas City Chiefs - TonyG88 OT Eugene Monroe Monday, March 16th 56%
4 Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel DT B.J. Raji Tuesday, March 17th 46%
5 Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway WR Michael Crabtree Tuesday, March 17th 37%
6 Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic OT Andre Smith Weds., March 18th 43%
7 Oakland Raiders - mushin WR Jeremy Maclin Weds., March 18th 38%
8 Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns WR Percy Harvin Thursday, March 19th 29%
9 Green Bay Packers - JasonM DE/OLB Everette Brown
Thursday, March 19th 68%
10 San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch QB Matt Stafford Friday, March 20th 61%
11 Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread LB Rey Maualuga Friday, March 20th 50%
12 Denver Broncos - Keyser Sose DE Brian Orakpo Monday, March 23rd 58%
13 Washington Redskins - Official Arrowhead Pride Parade T Michael Oher Monday, March 23rd 64%
14 New Orleans Saints - cmpotter CB Vontae Davis Tuesday, March 24th 46%
15 Houston Texans - ChiefsDude CB Malcolm Jenkins Tuesday, March 24th 61%
16 San Diego Chargers - Helmets DE Tyson Jackson Weds., March 25th 58%
17 New York Jets - NJChief QB Mark Sanchez Weds., March 25th 77%
18 Chicago Bears - Holmeslice QB Josh Freeman Thursday, March 26th 28%
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - madtheory DT Peria Jerry Thursday, March 26th 45%
20 Detroit Lions (from Dallas) - UCrawford DE Aaron Maybin
Friday, March 27th 54%
21 Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717 TE Brandon Pettigrew Friday, March 27th 60%
22 Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56 WR Hakeem Nicks Monday, March 30th 53%
23 New England Patriots - connerman RB Chris Wells Monday, March 30th 43%
24 Atlanta Falcons - RedNose LB Clay Matthews Tuesday, March 31st 53%
25 Miami Dolphins - shraggyj LB Brian Cushing Tuesday, March 31st 73%
26 Baltimore Ravens - Ben S CB Alphonso Smith Weds., April 1st
27 Indianapolis Colts - craig in calgary LB James Laurinaitis Weds., April 1st
28 Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina) - Chiefsfan717 OT Eben Britton
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

 

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