By Michael Grimm
How to explain why Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie seems not just satisfied but pleased by boy wonder GM Howie Roseman’s draft record?
Even though it has been disastrous, as the Inky’s Marcus Hayes points out:
Since 2013, the Eagles have drafted one player who made a Pro Bowl. That was Carson Wentz, whose historic regression last season cost the Birds a playoff spot.
Worse, of the 49 players the Eagles selected in those seven drafts, only three on the current roster would assuredly be starters elsewhere. Those are tight end Dallas Goedert, running back Miles Sanders, and guard Isaac Seumalo. A fourth player, linebacker Jordan Hicks, now plays for the Cardinals.
There are some arguable cases. Defensive end Derek Barnett (above) might play most places, but he probably would not start. Former Eagles receiver Nelson Agholor will start in New England but would not at most places, And, of course, Wentz, now with the Colts, got benched in Philly last year. The Eagles won’t even name Hurts their own starter.
So, at most, seven of 49 players over seven years can be considered NFL starters. That’s 14 percent.