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Philadelphia Eagles 2009 Draft Weekend Reaction and Review

Published by on April 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

The Philadelphia Eagles had quite a successful draft weekend. They were able to land three eventual starters with their first three picks and guys who can contribute in some manner right away.

1 (19) - Jeremy Maclin - WR - Mizzou

Maclin was perhaps the surprise pick of the draft at No. 19 overall. The surprise comes not only as to where he was taken, but who took him. Then on top of that, the Eagles passed up Brandon Pettigrew to take him.

Nobody expected the Eagles to draft a wide receiver in the first round because that’s just not Reid’s style. But not only did they draft a receiver, they traded up to get him.

How’s that for throwing a wrench into the system?

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