Eagles Chronicles No. 15 pick

A History Tutor in the NFL Draft originally appeared at NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Eagles traded a blockbuster with the Saints on Monday but were still able to hang on to their top draft pick. They still have the No. 15 who went into business with the Dolphins last April.

The Eagles have been the No. 15 pick just twice in their history. They used him on the defensive end of Jerome MacDougall out of Miami in 2003 and on returning JD Smith in 1959.

In the last 20 years, 10 different positions have been selected with number 15. The most selected position was the linebacker four times.

Here’s a look at each player who has been ranked No. 15 in the last 20 years:

2021: QB Mac Jones *

Did the Patriots find their long-term replacement for Tom Brady? They certainly hope so. This was a good rookie season for the former Alabama quarterback. In 2021, he led the Pats to a 10-7 record, passing with 67 touchdowns for 3,801 yards with 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He was named to the Pro Bowl.

2020: WR Jerry Dwight

Standing out of the Alabama receiver board became the second receiver after going 12 for Henry Riggs II. In Geoffrey’s first season, he caught 52 passes for 856 yards and three touchdowns, but in Year 2, he was able to play. Only 10 games thanks to a knee injury. The Broncos are hoping the acquisition of Russell Wilson will begin to unlock the potential that led the Jets to select No. 15.

2019: QB Dwayne Haskins

Commander Haskins, an Ohio State product, was the third quarterback taken in the class, but he did not become the franchise quarterback in Washington. Haskins played two consecutive seasons in Washington before being released during the 2020 season. Haskins signed with the Steelers in 2021 and they presented him as an RFA this off-season.

2018: OT Colton Miller

The Raiders dropped Miller from the UCLA and were named the starting left tackle to start his rookie season. In his first four years in the NFL, Miller started 65 of a possible 63 games and has improved a lot in his young career. Miller signed a three-year, $ 54 million contract extension last April.

2017: S Owner Hooker

After Eagles pick Derek Barnett, the Colts hooker out of Ohio State. Andy did not go on his career plan. In four seasons with the Colts, the Huskers played a total of 36 games (35 starts) thanks to some serious injuries. Hooker moved to Dallas in 2021 and had a good season coming up with an Achilles tear. He agreed to a two-year contract with the Cowboys in the off-season.

2016: WR Corey Coleman

The Browns drafted Coleman out of Baylor as the top receiver in the class, but he was never fully available. In fact, he’s been one of the major draft picks. In two seasons with the Browns, Coleman played in 19 games but was a disappointing number. He played with the Jets in 2018 but didn’t do much and hasn’t played in the NFL since. This season, the Chiefs signed him, so the 27-year-old will get another shot.

2015: RB Melvin Gordon **

The Chargers used to go back to a pretty high selection when they took Gordon out of Wisconsin. In his five years with the Chargers, Gordon had 4,240 rushing yards with 36 touchdowns and made two Pro Bowls (2016 and 2018). After the 2019 season, Gordon became a free agent and signed a two-year contract with the Broncos. In his two years at Denver, Gordon has been a free agent for 1,904 yards with 17 touchdowns and again at the age of 28.

2014: LB Ryan Shazier **

The linebacker from Ohio State was everything the Steelers thought he would be and was a returning Pro Bowler in his third and fourth NFL seasons. But on December 4, 2017, Schizar suffered severe spinal connections, required spinal stabilization surgery, and was forced to retire. Shazier’s health has been impressive as he has returned from stroke and the Ryan Schaefer Fund has begun a spinal rehabilitation. https://ryanshazierfund.org/ But his story is a reminder of how dangerous this game can be.

2013: S Kenny Vaccaro

While Vaccaro never starred, he was a strong player when St. Louis drove him out of Texas. He played five years in New Orleans (68 games) and the other three years in Tennessee (42 games) to start a sports company before retiring after the 2020 season.

2012: D Bruce Irwin

At some point after the Eagles prepared for the Fletcher Caucus, the Seahawks traded Aaron to West Virginia. He spent the first four years of his career in Seattle and had 8 tackles in 2012. At 34 years old, Aaron is a free agent this offseason but has played 11 NFL seasons for five different teams and has 52 career sacks, 315 career tackles. And 64 career TFLs.

2011: The Mike Pouncey ****

Shortly after that, in the first round, the Eagles drafted a guard named Danny Watkins, who did not have the same career as Pouncey, who played most of the center in the NFL. The Dolphins’ No. 15 pick out of Florida was a nine-year career but was a four-time Pro Bowler (three with the Dolphins, one with the Chargers). The injury ended his career, but Mike and twin brother Morrissey retired in 2021 at the same time.

2010: By Jason Pierre *** *** +

The Eagles drafted Brandon Graham at some point before the Giants took Pierre Paul out of South Florida and it didn’t help Graham when JP started a hot start, getting his name on two Pro Bowls in the first three seasons. Do and make them all. Pro team in his second year when he had 16 1/2 goats. After eight years with the Giants, Pierre Paul went to the Bucks and helped them win the championship. GPS was still in the league in 2021 and has 91 1/2 cats in his NFL career.

2009: LB Brian Cushing *

USC Linebacker was perfect for the Texans. In 2009, Cushing started all 16 games and filled the stat sheet on the Pro Bowl node and AP Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. But this was Cushing’s best NFL season. He popped in for PEDs twice in his career and was injured. He still played nine seasons with the Texans and retired as the young franchise’s all-time leading tailor.

2008: The Brandon Albert **

The Chiefs drove Albert out of Virginia and then relocated to cover him, where he played six seasons for Kansas City. He made the Pro Bowl in 2013 and then signed a major free agent contract to join the Dolphins. He played three years in Miami, making one more Pro Bowl. He was traded to the Jaguars after the 2016 season but retired from the NFL.

2007: LB Lawrence teams +

The linebacker from Florida State finished the game 10 years in Pittsburgh and made his only Pro Bowl in his eighth season. In his 10 years with the Steelers, the teams extended just two games and had 983 tackles and 35 1/2 coins. He ended his career in 2017 with a year in Miami.

2006: CB Tie Hill

Remus Hill dropped out of Clemson and spent the first three years of his career in St. Louis, playing with 21 starts in 28 games, but he finished the 2007 and 2008 seasons on IR. He was traded to the Falcons but only took one year before winning and moving to Tennessee and then to Detroit. His last NFL action came with the Lions in 2010.

2005: LB Derek Johnson **** +

The linebacker from Texas spent most of his 14-year career with the Chiefs before playing in 2018 with the Auckland Raiders. Johnson played six full seasons before making his first Pro Bowl in 2011, which was also his All Pro Season. In his 13 years at Kansas City, Johnson was a four-time Pro Bowler and played in 182 games with 169 starts. In his Chiefs career, Johnson totaled 1,271 sacks, 40 QB hits and 14 interceptions with 1,100 tackles.

2004: WR Michael Clayton

Clayton was drafted by the Buccaneers from LSU before the Eagles replaced Shawn Andrews. His career got off to a great start, and he caught 80 catches for 1,193 yards in 2004 and 80 touchdowns on 7 touchdowns. But then he underwent knee surgery in the off-season and couldn’t return to his playing level in 2004. The best season came in 2008 when he had 38/484/1. Clayton spent six years with the Buckeyes before playing 11 games with the Giants in 2010 and 2011.

2003: by Jerome McDougle

The Eagles made MacDougall a spot in Miami before the Steelers landed future Hall of Fame safety Troy Polamalu. McDougle was a fly out bust for the Eagles. McDougle’s time with the Eagles was bruised and then McDougle was also shot down during a robbery attempt in 2005 and missed the entire season. He missed two full seasons in his time with the Eagles. After all, McDougle has played in 33 games with the Eagles and has targeted just 3 yards. He played in four games for the 2008 Giants before he was out of the league for good.

2002: DT Albert Hansworth ** ++

The Tennessee-based major defensive tackle spent the first seven years of his career with the Titans and was an All-Pro and Pro Bowler in 2007 and 2008, and second in the Defensive Player of the Air voting in 2007. Hans Ward was a great player, but he unfortunately remembers his infamous stomping event and his mega contract with Washington (7 years, $ 100 million) that didn’t work. Haynesworth’s deal in Washington is considered by many to be one of the worst free agent signatures.

* Pro Bowl; + All-Pro

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