Next weekend's draft will be the Eagles' sixth since Tom Heckert replaced Tom Modrak as the team's top scout in May 2001. Daily News sports writer Paul Domowitch looks at the first 5:


Grade: A+

Picks: 8

Starters: 5 (CB Lito Sheppard, S Michael Lewis*, CB Sheldon Brown, RB Brian Westbrook, DL Raheem Brock**)

Backups still with team: 0


Grade: F

Picks: 6

Starters: 1 (TE L.J. Smith)

Backups still with team: 1 (DE Jerome McDougle)


Grade: D

Picks: 10

Starters: 2 (G Shawn Andrews, FB Thomas Tapeh)

Backups still with team: 0


Grade: B

Picks: 11

Starters: 4 (DT Mike Patterson, WR Reggie Brown, S Sean Considine, G Todd Herremans)

Backups still with team: 4 (LB Matt McCoy, DE Trent Cole, RB Ryan Moats, G Scott Young)


Grade: Incomplete

Picks: 8

Starters: 1 (LB Omar Gaither)

Backups still with team: 7 (DT Brodrick Bunkley, OT Winston Justice, DE/LB Chris Gocong, G Max Jean-Gilles, WR Jason Avant, WR/KR Jeremy Bloom, DT LaJuan Ramsey)

*with San Francisco

**with Indianapolis


Picks: 6

Rounds (overall pick):

1 (26), 2 (57), 3 (90), 4 (traded to Saints), 5 (162), 6 (201), 7 (236)