My 10 favorite draft choices by the Eagles since 2000

Fletcher Cox has been named a Pro Bowler each of the last four seasons. - [MTSOfan / Flickr]
Fletcher Cox has been named a Pro Bowler each of the last four seasons. - [MTSOfan / Flickr]

Finally breaking out and winning their first Super Bowl in the 2017 season, many players on this list were a part of that team.

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After looking at the best recent draft picks for 22 different teams, it's now time to look at the Eagles, who have the 25th overall pick in this month's draft. Charles Davis of NFL.com has them selecting linebacker Devin Bush out of Michigan with that pick.

The Eagles have made 12 postseason appearances since 2000, but they finally were able to win their first-ever Super Bowl in the 2017 season. Many of the players who earned a spot on this list were a part of that team.

Note: Only time with the Eagles is considered for the list. Where they were drafted makes a difference - meaning this isn't exactly a top-ten list of players drafted by Philadelphia since 2000. Some late-round draft picks that didn't quite make the list but had solid careers include Correll Buckhalter (fourth round, 2001), Todd Herremans (fourth round, 2005), Jason Avant (fourth round, 2006), Brent Celek (fifth round, 2007), Kurt Coleman (seventh round, 2010), and Jalen Mills (seventh round, 2016).

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Fletcher Cox, DT - first round, 12th overall (2012); time with Eagles: 2012-present

A Pro Bowler each of the last four seasons, Cox has missed a total of just two games over the last six years. He had a career-high 10.5 sacks in 2018 and has 44.5 in his career. NBC Sports reported that Cox had offseason foot surgery, but he is expected to be ready for training camp.

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Trent Cole, DE - fifth round, 146th overall (2005); time with Eagles: 2005-2014

Quite the late-round find, Cole started 145 games for the Eagles. Named to the Pro Bowl in the 2007 and 2009 seasons, he ranks second in franchise history with 85.5 sacks.

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