10 biggest first-round draft busts in Philadelphia Eagles history

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We’re ranking the Philadelphia Eagles’ worst 1st-round busts in franchise history.

It’s been quite the ride, hasn’t it? Though most of us missed a considerable portion of the journey, the Philadelphia Eagles have been playing football since 1933. There have been ups. There have been downs, but this is still one of the more storied franchises with one of the most loyal fan bases known to man.

Many men have donned the Eagles jersey. Some made us cheer. Some infuriated us. Still, we hung in there, just like our mothers and fathers and our grandparents and so on.

It’s impossible to be a fan of anything without enduring disappointment, and you’ve heard the term “the NFL Draft is a crapshoot”. Here’s where those roads intersect.

Here’s a list of ten men (and one dishonorable mention) that may make you cringe. These are the worst first-round draft choices in team history, and no, they aren’t all Howie Roseman’s fault. The blame for three of these snafus falls squarely on the doorstep of Andy Reid, the winningest head coach in franchise history.

Expect some surprises. Expect to see a few names that you’ve never seen before or may need to do a little research on. Here are the ten worst decisions that the Philadelphia Eagles ever made in the first round of any selection meeting. These are the biggest first-round draft busts in franchise history.

Spoiler alert: No, Derek Barnett isn’t on the list. Believe it or not, even he wasn’t as bad as some of these guys.