What if there was a 2012 NFL Re-Draft? Where would current Philadelphia Eagles land?
The 2012 NFL Draft was over seven years ago now. Those days for the Philadelphia Eagles weren’t so great. That was around the time where the Eagles were beginning to come to an end of an era. Andy Reid was still the head coach, but it wouldn’t be long until he was going to find himself fired and moving on to the Kansas City Chiefs the following year.
Not much went right for the Eagles in 2012. They finished the year off with a record of four wins, and twelve losses — clearly missing the playoffs and coming last in the NFC East. While the actual record was ugly, not all was bad that year. In 2012, the Eagles actually had a pretty decent offseason when it came to drafting.
In the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Eagles got one of the best players their franchise has ever seen in the defensive tackle, Fletcher Cox. And to this day, Cox still dominates on the defensive line. In the second round, they had a pair of picks where they selected Mychal Kendricks and Vinny Curry. Although Kendricks is no longer a part of the Eagles, he was a critical piece to their Super Bowl success in 2017. Curry was also on the Super Bowl team and has made his way back to Philly after playing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a season.
Then, there was Nick Foles, who was taken in the third round that year. I don’t think I need to do too much explaining there. By now, we all know what he eventually accomplished in midnight green. All in all, that draft was solid. But what if we went back in time and did it all again? Who would the Eagles land, and where would their actual first round pick get selected?
The Draft Network recently did a re-draft of the first round. And to our surprise, five current Eagles cracked the first round in this scenario. So let’s take a look at the results starting from the bottom!