EAGLES HAVE MADE THE MOST OF LATE-ROUND DRAFT PICKS

Best pick: C Jason Kelce (above, 191st overall pick in 2011)

The Eagles do not immediately come to mind as one of the top late-round drafting teams, but part of their success is due to their ability to stockpile draft picks (this week’s trade with the Browns notwithstanding).

Over the past 10 seasons, Philly has made the third-most late-round selections (57), including the most such picks (32) acquired from other teams. That does not necessarily mean the Eagles traded down, but successful drafting is about volume.

More than any other team, the Birds have been able to find linebackers late in the draft. Omar Gaither, Moise Fokou and Jamar Chaney are a few solid contributors the Eagles found in the fifth round or later.

— Lewis Gould

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