Eagles win the coin toss for the 14th pick

The Eagles got back into the first round, and they moved up a spot in the draft order today.

Philadelphia won the coin flip held today at the Scouting Combine, and will pick 14th in the 2017 NFL Draft.

The coin had the logos of the Colts and the Vikings, since they were the original owners of the choices. They had matching 8-8 records, and were tied in strength of schedule, requiring the novel, low-tech tiebreaker.

The Colts now settle for the 15th pick.

The Eagles acquired the Vikings pick in the Sam Bradford trade, after trading their own first-rounder (which is 12th) to the Browns in the Carson Wentz deal.

24 responses to “Eagles win the coin toss for the 14th pick

  1. If the reports are true and the Eagles do land Cooks for a 2nd round pick and they’re able to grab Dalvin Cook with the 14th pick it would be quite the 180 from the abysmal offense last year.

  2. Moving up one spot in the middle of the first round just improves the perception that the Eagles further robbed the Vikings in this trade. The Eagles didn’t even want Bradford in the building after he throw a hissy fit over the drafting of Wentz and they not only managed to dump Bradford and his over inflated salary, they got a 1st and 4th rounder in the process.

    And to think they call Spielman the genius.

  3. “The coin had the logos of the Colts and the Vikings, since they were the original owners of the choices. They had matching 8-8 records, and were tied in strength of schedule, requiring the novel, low-tech tiebreaker.”

    I would not call minting a new coin based on original pick owners as “low-tech”.

    I do have a quarter in my pocket with tails and heads. That is low tech.

  4. Eagles will be competing again soon… and if you watched all the Eagles games this past season, you know how close they were already. They need to catch the football. Simply.
    This division will be between Dallas and wash and Philly for a while, then wash will drop off and it’ll be Dallas and Philly. Right now, the Eagles can’t seem to beat the skins and make cousins look like Joe Montana every time, but the sky makes just seem to have a feel of close to crumble, where the Eagles and the ‘boys have the look of young and coming up. Giants have a defense that’s coming together, but they are overall over-rated… just not that good as a team unless Eli is playing great, which he only does 25% of the time. Plus, they have the same problem beating the Eagles that the eagles have with the ‘skins.

  5. The injury happened days before the start of the season. The Vikings were in no position for a bargain. It is absurd the GM for the Vikings is being criticized here or anywhere for trading what he did for Bradford.

  6. Whatjusthappened
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    The Eagles have a far better chance of turning their 1st round pick into a usable player since Ted Thompson isn’t making the selection. How many 1st round busts is that going to draft? Hawk, Raji, Harrell, Bulaga, Sherrod, Jones, Perry, Clark… pretty much every pick since he drafted the guy who’s own mother doesn’t even love him.

  7. Remember when the vikings told everyone this pick was going to be the last in the first round?! Hahaha. Gotta love the annual preseason super bowl predictions from the team who has never won one. But hey, third place in the north is good for a team with the worst offensive line in the NFL.

  8. The Vikings thought they had enough pieces in place to make a serious SB run (I know that sounds odd). Then Bridgewater got hurt. I think the trade was good for the Vikings and while I hope he comes back as good as ever, if Bridgewater is not the same when he returns the Vikings effectively paid a 4th rounder for the privilege of knowing what they were getting for their 1st round pick vs taking a shot in the dark at the draft.

    If you look at the impact of either first or second round QB picks over the last five years there is not much to write home about.

  9. whatjusthapped says:
    Mar 3, 2017 1:05 PM
    Moving up one spot in the middle of the first round just improves the perception that the Eagles further robbed the Vikings in this trade. The Eagles didn’t even want Bradford in the building after he throw a hissy fit over the drafting of Wentz and they not only managed to dump Bradford and his over inflated salary, they got a 1st and 4th rounder in the process.

    And to think they call Spielman the genius.

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    And prior to all the Viking’s O-line injuries- Bradford absolutely lit-up your Packers D. Considering the predicament the Vikings were in- this was a great move. But we all know you can’t argue the genius of a Packer troll.

  10. Fox sports rated the Vikings in the top spot as far as drafting goes in the last 5 years. KC in the second spot.

  11. originate421 says:
    Mar 3, 2017 1:51 PM
    Whatjusthappened
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    The Eagles have a far better chance of turning their 1st round pick into a usable player since Ted Thompson isn’t making the selection. How many 1st round busts is that going to draft? Hawk, Raji, Harrell, Bulaga, Sherrod, Jones, Perry, Clark…
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    Since when is setting the franchise record for tackles make someone a bust? Raji playing a position that doesn’t gather a whole lot of stats in the 3 4 defense, or Clark who just finished his rookie year and is too early to tell. While 1st round picks are important many fans like overvalue them (unless the favorite teams needs a QB in emergency.) Sure first round picks are most likely to be a teams pro bowler… but that pick is just as important as the ones after it. The teams that have more consistent success often find themselves more consistently in the post seasom.

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