Closing out the 2010 Draft, the Eagles selected these four dudes:
6th Round: RB Charles Scott, LSU – Wait a minute, a big wide receiver and a big running back? That’s nuts. Scott is a punishing 240 pound between-the-tackles bruiser who racked 18 touchdowns as a Junior. Senior season was cut short by a broken collarbone. Could become a leading candidate to assume short-yardage and goal line duties, although Mike Bell is already pretty good in that area. Scott will get a chance to earn the third back spot. He’s a good value pick, but don’t get too excited. Fun fact: He never fumbled in college. Not once. Impressive.
7th Round: ILB Jamar Chaney, Miss. St. – Birds traded a sixth-rounder in 2011 to Detroit to snag another excellent value pick. Chaney was graded as a second- or third-round talent but managed to slip all the way into the seventh. He’s another fifth-year Senior who brings a nice combo of size and speed. At 6’1″ 245, Chaney has a chance to compete as a backup at both MIKE and SAM. He led the team in tackles in ’09 with 90; also chipped two sacks and two interceptions. He’s another very active, aggressive player who attacks ball carriers.
7th Round: DT Jeff Owens, Georgia – Owens is listed at 6’1″ 305 pounds. He’s yet another fifth-year Senior who played in 52 career games with the Dawgs. Don’t know much about him, but competition at defensive tackle is needed, so here’s hoping he can at the very least beat out Trevor Laws.
7th Round: S Kurt Coleman, Ohio State – At 5’10″ 192, Coleman is a bit undersized to play safety, but he does possess the instincts and awareness to shift to cornerback. Probably best suited to be a nickelback and/or special teams contributor.
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