The Birds picked up eight players
Cornerback was a need, too, and the Birds like the rushers they already have.
They hope North Carolinas Mack Hollins and West Virginias Shelton Gibson can upgrade an underachieving group.
A defensive end, defensive tackle. two cornerbacks, two wide receivers, a safety they plan to turn into a linebacker and a running back joined the roster.
There were a record 49 trades involving draft picks, many which occurred before Thursdays first day of the draft. The old mark was 34 trades set in 2008.
In all, 253 players were chosen in the 2017 NFL draft in Philadelphia.
A two-year starter for the Huskies, Qualls is 6-1 and 313 pounds and ran a 5.13-second 40-yard dash while putting up 33 reps on the bench press at the combine.
Texas A&M's Myles Garrett heads the list of 32 selections.
The Eagles finished the fifth round by drafting Nebraska safety Nate Gerry with the No. 184 overall pick, labeling him a linebacker.
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Gibson had 43 catches for 951 yards and eight touchdowns last season.
Pumphrey is the leading rusher in division I-A history with 6,405 rushing yards over four years. He had 2,133 rushing yards last season on 343 carries.
Hollins, 23, is 6-foot-4 and 221 pounds and ran a 4.53-second 40-yard dash.
Eagles were looking for help at wide receiver, cornerback and running back, among other spots.