A pick-by-pick history of the Eagles in the first round

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The draft is coming up and as of right now, the Eagles have the 21st pick. What has been their history picking at that selection?

Let’s take a walk down memory lane and see who the Eagles drafted at every position of the draft.

Note: Asterisks denote players taken outside of first round. All picks listed are the overall selection in the draft. Some years did not have many picks in first round due to number of teams in the league.

1st overall
  • Jay Berwanger – 1936
  • Sam Francis – 1937
  • Chuck Bednarik – 1949
2nd overall
  • Jim McDonald – 1938
  • George McAfee – 1940
  • Joe Muha – 1943
  • Bob Brown – 1964
  • Donovan McNabb – 1999
  • Carson Wentz – 2016
3rd overall
  • Pete Kmetovic – 1942
  • Leroy Keyes – 1969
  • Jerry Sisemore – 1973
4th overall
  • Davey O’Brien – 1939
  • Bob Pellegrini – 1956
  • Ed Budde – 1963
  • Randy Beisler – 1966
  • Kenny Jackson – 1984
  • Lane Johnson – 2013
5th overall
  • Steve Van Buren – 1944
  • Johnny Bright – 1952
  • Richard Harris – 1971
6th overall
  • Walt Kowalczyk – 1958
  • Steve Zabel – 1970
  • Charle Young – 1973
  • Corey Simon – 2000
7th overall
  • Leo Riggs – 1946
  • Ebert Van Buren – 1951
  • Clarence Peaks – 1957
  • Mike Mamula – 1995
8th overall
  • Neill Armstrong – 1947
  • Clyde Scott – 1948
  • Chet Mutryn – 1951
  • Michael Haddix – 1983
  • Antone Davis – 1991
9th overall
  • John Yonakor – 1945
  • Frank Tripucka – 1949
  • Neil Worden – 1954
  • Dick Bielski – 1955
  • Ron Burton – 1960
  • Kevin Allen – 1985
  • Jerome Brown – 1987
10th overall
  • John McCauley – 1936*
  • Keith Byars – 1986
11th overall
  • Fran Murray – 1937*
  • Art Jones – 1941*
  • Tra Thomas – 1998
12th overall
  • Dick Riffle – 1938*
  • Lamar Davis – 1943*
  • Fletcher Cox – 2012
13th overall
  • John Schiechl – 1940*
  • Vic Lindskog – 1942*
  • Keith Jackson – 1988
  • Brandon Graham – 2010
14th overall
  • Chuck Newton – 1939*
  • Bud Grant – 1950
  • Art Baker – 1961
  • Tim Rossovich – 1968
  • John Reaves – 1972
  • Bernard Williams – 1994
  • Brodrick Bunkley – 2006
  • Derek Barnett – 2017
15th overall
  • J.D. Smith – 1959*
  • Jerome McDougle – 2003
16th overall
  • Marion Pugh – 1941*
  • Frank D’Agostino – 1956*
  • Jack Concannon – 1964*
  • Shawn Andrews – 2004
17th overall (none in first round)
  • Joe Bukant – 1938*
  • Dick Favor – 1940*
  • Monk Gafford – 1943*
  • Jim Weatherall – 1952*
  • Proverb Jacobs – 1958*
18th overall (none in first round)
  • Ted Williams – 1942*
  • Ray Mansfield – 1963*
19th overall
  • Wes Muller – 1936*
  • Joe Mihal – 1939*
  • Bill Mackrides – 1947*
  • Frank Burns – 1949*
  • Billy Ray Barnes – 1957*
  • Harry Jones – 1967
  • Lester Holmes – 1993
  • Jeremy Maclin – 2009
20th overall
  • Loren LaPrade – 1944*
  • Al Conway – 1953*
  • Maxie Baughan – 1960*
  • Ray Rissmiller – 1965*
  • Gary Pettigrew – 1966*
  • Mike Quick – 1982
  • Nelson Agholor – 2015
21st overall
  • Drew Ellis – 1937*
  • Rocky Ryan – 1954*
  • Jerry Robinson – 1979
  • Jalen Reagor – 2020
22nd overall
  • Paul Campbell – 1948*
  • Buck Lansford – 1955*
  • Ben Smith – 1990
  • Andre Dillard – 2019
23rd overall
  • Gordon Gray – 1946*
  • Roynell Young – 1980
  • Danny Watkins – 2011
24th overall
  • Leonard Renfro – 1993
25th overall
  • Alvin Dark – 1945*
  • Jermane Mayberry – 1996
  • Jon Harris – 1997
  • Freddie Mitchell – 2001
26th overall
  • Al Ghesquiere – 1941*
  • Wray Carlton – 1959*
  • Lito Sheppard – 2002
  • Marcus Smith – 2014
27th overall
  • John Meek – 1938*
  • Bob Kennedy – 1943*
  • Pete Case – 1962*
  • Leonard Mitchell – 1981
28th overall (none in first round)
  • Bill Wallace – 1936*
  • Elbie Schultz – 1940*
  • Gordon Paschka – 1942*
  • Don Schaefer – 1956*
  • Bo Strange – 1961*
  • Ernie Calloway – 1969*
  • Guy Morriss – 1973*
29th overall (none in first round)
  • Billy Dewell – 1939*
  • Frank Ziegler – 1949*
  • Lum Synder – 1952*
30th overall (none in first round)
  • George Savitsky – 1947*
  • Eric Allen – 1988*
31st overall
  • Walt Gilbert – 1937*
  • Royal Kahler – 1941*
  • Tommy McDonald – 1957*
  • Curt Merz – 1960*
  • Mike Patterson – 2005
32nd overall (none in first round)
  • Fred Shirey – 1938*
  • Frank Emmons – 1940*
  • Al Wistert – 1943*
  • Al Bruno – 1951*
  • Dave Crossan – 1963*

Which pick do you think has been the best spot for talent? Which pick do you think has been the bad luck pick?

Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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