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The All-Andy Reid Drafted Team

The "best" of 14 years of Andy Reid-era drafts.

The All-Andy Reid Drafted Team

Donovan McNabb hands of to running back Brian Westbrook during the NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 in Landover, Md. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP file)
Donovan McNabb hands of to running back Brian Westbrook during the NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 in Landover, Md. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP file)

In 14 years as Eagles' head coach, Andy Reid and whatever passed for the Eagles' front office drafted 125 football players ... 124 if you don't count place-kicker Alex Henery.

We went through all those picks — painstakingly in many instances — and came up with what we feel would be the best 22 starters carved out of those selections.

Our basis was strictly on how the player has played so far in his NFL career, either in Philadelphia (DE Trent Cole, for instance) or elsewhere (DE Raheem Brock). We did allow for younger players that have shown some promise, like LB Mychal Kendricks. (It also helped Kendricks' cause that the Birds have recently chosen linebackers about as well as the Sixers have chosen healthy centers.)

At the end of the day, the All-Andy Reid Drafted Offense is not too bad ... The Defense? Well, let's just say viewer discretion may be advised ...

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Grading the Eagles' draft picks

All of the Eagles' selections under Andy Reid can be found here. Feel free to let us know if we missed the boat anywhere.

 

 OFFENSE
 Pos. 
 Player  Chosen  Rd.
 WR  DeSean Jackson
 2008  2nd
 WR  Jeremy Maclin
 2009  1st
 T  Winston Justice
 2006  2nd
 T
 Todd Herremans
 2005  4th
 G  Shawn Andrews
 2004  1st
 G  John Welbourn
 1999  4th
 C  Jason Kelce
 2011  6th
 TE  Brent Celek
 2007  5th
 QB  Donovan McNabb
 1999  1st
 RB  Brian Westbrook
 2002  3rd
 RB  LeSean McCoy
 2009  2nd
    
 DEFENSE
 Pos.  Player  Chosen 
 Rd.
 DE  Trent Cole
 2005  5th
 DE  Raheem Brock
 2002  7th
 DT  Corey Simon
 2000  1st
 DT  Mike Patterson
 2005  1st
 LB  Stewart Bradley
 2007  3rd
 LB  Mychal Kendricks 
 2012  2nd 
 LB  Omar Gaither
 2006  5th
 CB  Lito Sheppard
 2002  1st
 CB  Sheldon Brown
 2002  2nd
 S  Michael Lewis
 2002  2nd
 S
 J.R. Reed
 2004  4th
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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