Eagles Trade Brings Justice In Round Two

The Eagles came away with two players that they considered taking in the first round. How did they do that? A trade with Tennessee allowed the Eagles to move up in the second round and get Justice, who had tumbled to that point.

1 (14) Brodrick Bunkley DT Florida State
2 (39) from Tennessee Winston Justice OT USC
3 (76) - - -
4 (108) - - -
4 (127) from Indianapolis - - -
5 (147) - - -
5 (168) compensation pick - - -
6 (204) compensation pick - - -
7 (220)      


With the 45th pick in the NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select OT Winston Justice


Full Name: Winston Justice School: USC Pos: T

Ht: 6-6 Wt: 319 40: 5.15 Year: 4Jr

Bio: Moved into the starting lineup as a true freshman, then awarded All-Conference honors as a sophomore and junior. Suspended in ‘04 season after a student conduct violation.

Pos: Athletic, versatile blocker who can be used at left or right tackle. Strong at the point, seals defenders from the action and pounds them into the turf when the opportunity arises. Fights with his hands, can adjust and easily anchors at the point. Controls opponents or turns them off the line once engaged in a block.

Neg: Not explosive off the snap into run blocks. Had several off-the-field incidents. Interviewed poorly at the combine.

Analysis: Combining size, strength and athleticism, Justice offers terrific upside potential for the next level. If he keeps his focus on the football field, he should only get better as he physically matures through the years.

ANALYSIS:  For the Eagles to have gotten both Bunkley and Justice is a definite coup. Either of them could have been chosen with the 14th pick and the Eagles would have been considered lucky. Instead, they come away with both. Andy Reid was justified that Justice's off-the-field problems were simply the cause of youthful indiscretion. Andy Reid did a lot of personal work to find out about Justice and was satisfied with the results. Andy Reid admitted that the Eagles actually tried to move even a little higher than number 39 to get Justice and that had Bunkley been gone, they would have even taken him at number 14.


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


Full Name: Broderick 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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