The Philadelphia Eagles have traded up from 21st to 19th in order to select Missouri wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. Maclin was projected by many to go in the top 10 but fell as the day continued. This is the second year that the Eagles have used their first pick of the draft to take a wide receiver. With this selection, it appears that the Birds will stop their pursuit of wide receiver Anquan Boldin.
Maclin is a very solid player but the selection came as a big surprise to me. Both Chris “Beanie” Wells and Brandon Pettigrew were on the board and the Eagles passed on both of them. It will be interesting to see what the Eagles do the rest of the day as they still need a running back. Maybe they will make a move for Donald Brown if he falls into the second round.