Eagles Take Bunkley With First Round Pick

The Philadelphia Eagles started their string of picks by taking Florida State's Brodrick Bunkley with the 14th overall pick in the draft. The Eagles had discussed trading up in the draft to take Bunkley, but he fell to them at the number 14 spot.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 2006 DRAFT
RD/PK PLAYER POS COLLEGE
1 (14) Brodrick Bunkley DT Florida State
2 (45) - - -
3 (76) - - -
4 (108) - - -
4 (116) from Dallas - - -
4 (127) from Indianapolis - - -
5 (147) - - -
5 (168) compensation pick - - -
6 (204) compensation pick - - -
7 (220)      

FIRST ROUND (14th OVERALL PICK)

With the 14th pick in the NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select: DT Brodrick Bunkley

SCOUT.COM PLAYER OVERVIEW

Full Name: Brodrick Bunkley School: Florida State Pos: DT

Ht: 6-2.5 Wt: 306 40: 5.00 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after 66/25/9. Junior totals included 12/3/1 when he played with a high ankle sprain.

Pos: Explosive interior lineman who can be used at defensive tackle or on the nose. Displays tremendous first-step quickness, plays with leverage and has a nasty attitude. Tough to handle and was consistently doubled by opponents. Keeps his feet driving up the field, has a burst of speed and is quick closing on the play.

Neg: Must use his hands better and develop more moves. Has a history of knee

Analysis: Ever-improving the past two seasons, Bunkley is a terrific one-gap lineman who can be used in different schemes. Elevated his draft stock significantly at the Senior Bowl and is now a first-round pick.

ANALYSIS: This is the guy that the Eagles wanted out of the first round. They thought they may have to trade up to get him, but as he fell through the 8 and 9 picks, the Eagles started to realize that he could fall all the way to them and took their chances. It worked out perfectly, since they got the man they wanted to get without having to give up an extra pick or a player.

 


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