No matter what happens, South Florida safety Nate Allen will always be remembered as the player taken with the "Donovan McNabb pick," which was 37th overall. He was asked about that while meeting with reporters in Philadelphia on Saturday.
"It's an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as Donovan," said Allen in the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I'm just going to come in and be myself, and just try to help the Eagles win in whatever way I can, play whatever position and help them with the Super Bowl. I was talking to Coach Reid this morning, and he said he was trying to get a youth movement in here. I definitely think that'd be a good thing."
For the record, it would be sort of ridiculous to measure Allen's career against the remainder of McNabb's. The Eagles are certainly pleased to have Allen at safety, but the trade was more about getting the Kevin Kolb era started than getting a player of McNabb's caliber in return.
The Eagles used their two compensatory picks in the seventh round on Ohio State safety Kurt Coleman and Georgia defensive tackle Jeff Owens. Coleman plays a lot bigger than he is at 5-10. Natural leader who should provide some depth at a "need" position. Owens is a powerful guy who was recognized as a big-time leader at Georgia. Not going to crack the starting lineup, but could certainly compete for a roster spot.
OK, that's about it for today. What did you guys make of Day 3? Who had the best overall draft in the Beast?