By virtue of their 12th defeat on Sunday at the hands of the New York Giants, the Eagles have secured the fourth overall pick in April’s NFL Draft. The completely inept Oakland Raiders held onto the third overall selection with their loss at San Diego on Sunday afternoon. The pick will be critically important to the franchise as they look to rebuild after a disastrous 4-12 run in 2012. With Andy Reid exiting after 14 seasons at the helm, the Eagles’ premiere draft selection will be one of a few selling points during their courtship of a new head coach.
As for who the Eagles could obtain with the fourth overall selection, Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel is currently the hot name, but the team could elect to select a quarterback such as Geno Smith or a defensive end such as Georgia’s Jarvis Jones in the event that either player falls to them. The Eagles could also look to trade out of the spot in return for multiple early round draft picks to fill the team’s several holes.