Les Bowen has covered the Eagles since 2002. Before that, he covered the Flyers for 13 years. He came to the Daily News from the Charlotte Observer in May 1983, just as the Sixers were winning the NBA championship. He thought, "Gosh, this sort of thing must happen all the time here."
A team’s first-round pick will be vetted by as many as half a dozen scouts. GMs and coaches will scrutinize his game film. Security personnel will delve into his off-field conduct. And yet, sometimes you end up taking Marcus Smith or Danny Watkins.