Who is the Eagles’ best first overall pick since Jeffrey Lurie took over as owner?
With a flurry of offseason activity that has created even more roster uncertainty, predicting who the Philadelphia Eagles select with their first pick in this year’s draft is a daunting task. Any one of a number of players from a variety of positions could be taken and very few would bat an eye.
Since Jeffrey Lurie took over as the club’s owner in 1994, the team’s top selections have also been a mixed bag, ranging from the guys who couldn’t stay on the field (See: Jon Harris, Jerome McDougle) to the guys who received more attention off of it (See: Mike Mamula, Freddie Mitchell).
However, the Birds have hit the jackpot on a handful of occasions these past couple decades, many of whom remain in Philadelphia football folklore. So in the spirit of March Madness, the following are the “Elite Eight” of No. 1 picks that paid off the most for the Eagles:
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