Grading the Draft: Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles were 60 minutes and a very conservative game plan away from representing the NFC in the Super Bowl. Even with that this is a team with needs, especially after the departure of high profile free agent Hugh Douglas. So did they plug the last few remaining holes?
May 8, 2003

Scouting Report: Merrill Robertson

Full-time starter as a senior who posted career numbers of 122 tackles with 9 tackles for loss and 5 sacks. Started four games as a junior compiling 29/3/2 after 34/2/1 the prior season. Used at fullback and defensive end his initial two seasons in the program.
March 30, 2003

2003 ILB/MLB Rankings

Though their is some talent at the top, overall the inside linebacker position is not strong at all as the top players in this group are exclusively run stuffers with minimal skills when the ball is in the air. Updated 1/28 with links.
February 14, 2003