How have the Eagles previously invested picks 15, 16, and 19?

Howie Roseman
PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 01: Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman chat during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles on November 1, 2020 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA.(Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

As it currently stands, the Eagles own picks 15, 16, & 19 in the 2022 NFL draft’s first round. It’s important to note that because Howie Roseman sometimes likes to act as an excited audience member on Wayne Brady’s Let’s Make A Deal. 

At the NFL Combine, Howie and Head Coach Nick Sirianni further pushed their support onto Jalen Hurts as 2022 QB1 which makes dealing one of their picks for a QB unlikely (for now). However, he he did allude to not making all three selections 

Does the Eagles’ history at these picks suggest they should deal one or two or all three away so they shy away from bad luck? Let’s take a look:

Pick 15

1959 – J.D. Smith (RT)

Smith spent five years with Philly and earned one Pro Bowl nomination. He ended his career with two years in Detroit.

2003 – Jerome McDougle (DE)

McDougle was a massive bust for the Eagles. He spent three seasons with the team and had three sacks in 33 games.

Pick 16

1941 – Marion Pugh (QB)

Pugh never played a down for the Eagles.

1956 – Frank D’Agostino (G/T)

D’Agostino played in 12 games for the Eagles in his rookie year and never played for them again.

1964 – Jack Concannon (QB)

Concannon played in 18 games in his three years with the Eagles and had a 3-0 record with 637 passing yards, 4 TDs, and 8 INTs.

2004 – Shawn Andrews (RG)

After the Eagles traded up for this pick, Andrews spent five years as an excellent right guard for the Eagles. He was a part of an incredible offensive line and earned two Pro Bowls and one All Pro. However, a battle with depression and back injuries ultimately led to his release from the team. His effort was often questioned towards the end of his tenure.

Pick 19

1936 – Wes Muller (C)

No info.

1939 – Joe Mihal (T)

Never played a down for the Eagles.

1947 – Bill Mackrides (QB)

Mackrides spent five seasons with the Eagles and played in 39 games, starting one. He had 1,077 passing yards with 13 TDs and 20 INTs.

1949 – Frank Burns (QB)

Burns never played in NFL.

1957 – Billy Ray Barnes (HB)

Barnes played for the Eagles for five seasons, making three Pro Bowls including his rookie year. He rushed for 2,391 yards and 20 TDs in his Eagles career.

1967 – Harry Jones (RB)

Jones played all four seasons of his career with the Eagles. He played in 29 games and ran for 85 yards.

1993 – Lester Holmes (RG)

Holmes spent four years with the Eagles and played in 46 games, starting 38 of them.

2009 – Jeremy Maclin (WR)

We finally reach another player of legitimate value to the Eagles. Maclin spent five seasons with the Eagles before reuniting with Andy Reid in Kansas City. In those five seasons, Maclin had 4,771 receiving yards nd 36 TDs. He ranks fifth in Eagles history for most receiving yards in first five years of career. 

With history of those picks not really on their side, should the Eagles deal them away for established talent?

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