Best Philadelphia Eagles third-day draft steals dating from 2002-2021

Trent Cole #58, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Jason Kelce #62, Philadelphia Eagles
Jason Kelce #62, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

54. . . . Jason Kelce (2011). 1. player

Seriously, is there another Eagles star that could have topped this list?

The Cincinnati Bearcats have been good to the Eagles. Raise your hand if you thought this list would end with a triple play.

Well, it has, and before you even made the decision to give this one a read, you probably knew how it would end. It doesn’t get much better than Jason Kelce.

Here’s the resume: He’s entering his 12th season. The first 11 have produced 167 in-game appearances with eight playoff starts, and he’s started every single one of them.

He’s a Super Bowl Champion, a four-time First-team All-Pro (2017–2019, 2021), a five-time Pro Bowler (2014, 2016, 2019–2021), and he was the anchor of the offensive line that won the Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Year Award during the 2017 NFL Honors in February of 2018, one night before the Birds won the first-ever Vince Lombardi Trophy in franchise history.

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He’s done pretty well for himself. Not bad for a former sixth-rounder that was supposed to be undersized, huh? Jason Kelce isn’t just one of the best players in Eagles history, he’s also one of the most beloved. He’ll never have to pay for a beer in the City of Brotherly Love again. Don’t be shocked when he’s inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.