The Philadelphia Eagles, a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1933 as a replacement team for the Frankford Yellow Jackets, after the Yellow Jackets went bankrupt and ceased operations.[1] After the AFL–NFL merger in 1970, the Eagles were moved to the current NFC East division. Every April, each NFL franchise adds new players to its roster through a collegiate draft at the "NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting", more commonly known as the NFL Draft.[2] Teams are ranked in inverse order based on their previous season's records, with the worst record picking first, the second-worst picking second, and so on. Two exceptions to this order are made for teams that played in the previous Super Bowl: the Super Bowl champion picks last (32nd), and the Super Bowl loser picks next to last (31st). Teams often trade their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or combinations thereof; thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from its assigned pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in a particular round.[3]

The Eagles' first selection as an NFL team was Jay Berwanger, a running back from University of Chicago.[4] The Eagles have selected number one overall three times, including Berwanger in 1936, Sam Francis in 1937, and Chuck Bednarik in 1949,[4] second overall five times, and third overall three times.[4] Three eventual Hall of Famers have been selected by the Eagles: Steve Van Buren, Bednarik, and Bob Brown.[5] The team's most recent first-round choice was DeVonta Smith, a wide receiver from Alabama.

Key

B Back K Kicker NT Nose tackle
C Center LB Linebacker FB Fullback
DB Defensive back P Punter HB Halfback
DE Defensive end QB Quarterback WR Wide receiver
DT Defensive tackle RB Running back G Guard
E End T Offensive tackle TE Tight end
^ Enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
* Selected number one overall
Indicates the player was selected for the Pro Bowl

Player selections

Eagles 1999 1st round draft pick Donovan McNabb
Eagles 1999 1st round draft pick Donovan McNabb
Philadelphia Eagles first-round draft picks
Year Pick Player name Position College Notes
1936 1 Jay Berwanger* RB Chicago
1937 1 Sam Francis* FB Nebraska
1938 2 Jim McDonald HB Ohio State
1939 4 Davey O'Brien QB TCU
1940 2 George McAfee †^ HB Duke
1941 No Pick [a]
1942 3 Pete Kmetovic HB Stanford
1943 2 Joe Muha FB VMI
1944 5 Steve Van Buren†^ HB LSU
1945 9 John Yonaker DE Notre Dame
1946 7 Leo Riggs HB USC
1947 8 Neill Armstrong DE Oklahoma A&M
1948 8 Clyde Scott HB Arkansas
1949 1 Chuck Bednarik^*† C Penn [b]
9 Frank Tripucka QB Notre Dame
1950 14 Bud Grant DE Minnesota
1951 7 Ebert Van Buren FB LSU
8 Chet Mutryn FB Xavier [c]
1952 5 Johnny Bright FB Drake
1953 No Pick [d]
1954 9 Neil Worden FB Notre Dame
1955 9 Dick Bielski FB Maryland
1956 4 Bob Pellegrini LB Maryland
1957 7 Clarence Peaks FB Michigan State
1958 6 Walt Kowalczyk FB Michigan State
1959 No Pick [e]
1960 9 Ron Burton RB Northwestern
1961 14 Art Baker FB Syracuse
1962 No Pick [f]
1963 4 Ed Budde T Michigan State
1964 2 Bob Brown†^ T Nebraska
1965 No Pick [g]
1966 4 Randy Beisler T Indiana
1967 19 Harry Jones RB Arkansas
1968 14 Tim Rossovich DE USC
1969 3 Leroy Keyes RB Purdue
1970 6 Steve Zabel LB Oklahoma
1971 5 Richard Harris DE Grambling
1972 14 John Reaves QB Florida
1973 3 Jerry Sisemore T Texas
6 Charle Young TE USC
1974 No Pick [h]
1975 No Pick [h]
1976 No Pick [i]
1977 No Pick [j]
1978 No Pick [j]
1979 21 Jerry Robinson LB UCLA
1980 23 Roynell Young DB Alcorn State
1981 27 Leonard Mitchell DE Houston
1982 20 Mike Quick WR North Carolina State
1983 8 Michael Haddix RB Mississippi State
1984 4 Kenny Jackson WR Penn State
1985 9 Kevin Allen T Indiana
1986 10 Keith Byars RB Ohio State
1987 9 Jerome Brown DT Miami(FL)
1988 13 Keith Jackson TE Oklahoma
1989 No Pick [k]
1990 22 Ben Smith DB Georgia
1991 8 Antone Davis T Tennessee
1992 No Pick [l]
1993 19 Lester Holmes G Jackson State [m]
24 Leonard Renfro DT Colorado
1994 14 Bernard Williams T Georgia
1995 7 Mike Mamula DE Boston College [n]
1996 25 Jermane Mayberry T Texas A&M–Kingsville
1997 25 Jon Harris DE Virginia [o]
1998 11 Tra Thomas T Florida State
1999 2 Donovan McNabb QB Syracuse
2000 6 Corey Simon DT Florida State
2001 25 Freddie Mitchell WR UCLA
2002 26 Lito Sheppard CB Florida
2003 15 Jerome McDougle DE Miami(FL) [p]
2004 16 Shawn Andrews T Arkansas [q]
2005 31 Mike Patterson DT USC
2006 14 Brodrick Bunkley DT Florida State
2007 No Pick [r]
2008 No Pick [s]
2009 19 Jeremy Maclin WR Missouri [t]
2010 13 Brandon Graham DE Michigan [u]
2011 21 Danny Watkins G Baylor
2012 12 Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State [v]
2013 4 Lane Johnson T Oklahoma
2014 26 Marcus Smith DE Louisville
2015 20 Nelson Agholor WR USC
2016 2 Carson Wentz QB North Dakota State
2017 14 Derek Barnett DE Tennessee
2018 No Pick [w]
2019 22 Andre Dillard T Washington State [x]
2020 21 Jalen Reagor WR TCU
2021 10 DeVonta Smith WR Alabama

Footnotes

References

General
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  • "Philadelphia Eagles All Time first round Draft History" (PDF). PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-29. Retrieved 2008-05-23.
  • "Philadelphia Eagles Year by Year Draft Trade History (1975 to 2006)" (PDF). PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-29. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
  • "Draft History – Philadelphia Eagles". National Football League official Web site. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  • "databaseFootball.com – Philadelphia eagles". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
  • "Draft by Year". DraftHistory.com. Retrieved 2008-05-28.
Specific
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  3. ^ Alder, James. "NFL Draft Basics:Determining Order of Selection". About.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
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  5. ^ "Hall of Famers by Franchise". Pro Football Hall of Fame official Web site. Archived from the original on 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2008-05-28.
  6. ^ "1941 First round draft picks". Pro Football Hall of Fame official Web site. Retrieved 2008-05-23.
  7. ^ "1949 First round draft picks". Pro Football Hall of Fame official Web site. Retrieved 2008-05-23.
  8. ^ "1953 First round draft picks". Pro Football Hall of Fame official Web site. Retrieved 2008-05-23.
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