With The 37th Pick in the Arrowhead Pride Mock Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles Select...

fairmont with the pick...

NFL fans have long thought of the Philadelphia Eagles defense as a crazy, blitz-any- way- any-down, smash your face, stomp your head, eat the quarterback's guts kind of squad. For years Eagle fans have delighted in owning one of the baddest D's in the league. Unfortunately with the passing of time those feared defenses have lost a step and with the passing of their beloved defensive coordinator, Jim Johnson, they lost their heart. The Eagles performed well on defense against the run (9th) and 3rd (44) in sacks but did not live up to expectations in the passing game where they ranked 16th in passing defense. All signs would point to a secondary overhaul, but the stats may be a bit misleading in this case.

We Chiefs fans know all too well that if you have inferior front 7 play in passing situations, the secondary is going to get torched, no matter who is playing back there. The Eagles suffered from terrible luck and play at the linebacker position. They had ZERO LB's ranked in the top 50 for combined tackles among LB's, and only two in the top 100, Akeem Jordan at 57th and Will Witherspoon (no longer an Eagle) at 78th. Solo tackles were equally woeful as they had one solo tackler ranked in the top 50 among LB's, squeaking in at 49th was Akeem Jordan. Sure the Eagles put up great sack numbers but that credit goes to their Defensive Ends with 22.5 sacks. In fact no Eagle Linebacker had more than 1.5 sacks last year. Those numbers tell me that the Eagle linebackers underperformed and had serious health issues.

With the 37th pick of the 2010 draft (Sorry ChuckDiesel), The Philadelphia Eagles select Daryl Washington, OLB, TCU.

At 6-2, 230Lbs and a 4.5 40yd time, Washington projects as a Weak side OLB with the speed to move sideline to side line as well as cover a back out of the backfield. He has great closing speed and while he just started one season, was very productive for the Horned Frogs with 109 tackles (68 solo), 2 sacks, 3 INTs and 4 career blocked punts. He may be a bit of a raw talent, Washington will be well worth the 5th pick in the second round and should help the Eagles defense get a bit of that old swagger back.

First round results are here.

Number Team Position Player Selected by
33 St. Louis Rams  WR Demaryius Thomas UCrawford
34 Detroit Lions  CB  Devin McCourty upamtn
35 Tampa Bay Bucs  DE Everson Griffen Larryemcdaniel
36 Kansas City Chiefs  WR Golden Tate ChiefsFan90s
37 Philadelphia Eagles (From Redskins)  OLB Daryl Washington fairmont
38 Cleveland Browns     HIV2Elway
39 Oakland Raiders     mushin
40 San Diego Chargers (From Seahawks)     tomahawk44
41 Buffalo Bills     ArrowDread
42 Tampa Bay Bucs (From Bears)     Larryemcdaniel
43 Miami Dolphins     Sam D
44 New England Patriots (from Jaguars)     stagdsp
45 Denver Broncos     kcsno56
46 New York Giants     CHIEFER
47 New England Patriots (from Titans)     stagdsp
48 Carolina Panthers     Hail2DaChiefs
49 San Francisco 49ers     jterry
50 Houston Texans     ChiefsDude
51 Kansas City Chiefs (from Falcons)     ChiefsFan90s
52 Pittsburgh Steelers     Godlovetheredman14
53 New England Patriots     stagdsp
54 Cincinnati Bengals     PSUkegreen
55 Philadelphia Eagles     fairmont
56 Green Bay Packers     tybme
57 Baltimore Ravens     Ben S
58 Arizona Cardinals     kirkismerff
59 Dallas Cowboys     dbowefosho
60 Seattle Seahawks (From Chargers)     Matt Conner
61 New York Jets     Matt_Grbac
62 Minnesota Vikings     ravenhawk
63 Indianapolis Colts     TheAngelsColts
64 New Orleans Saints     King of the Cassel
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