With the 23rd overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Baylor offensive guard Danny Watkins.
It would not be an NFL Draft without Andy Reid taking an offensive or defensive lineman. Watkins, the 26 year old rookie lineman and firefighter, should step into the starting lineup now. Not only due to his age but because he is definitely pro-ready. His age, position, and low ceiling knock him down, but the Eagles needed offensive line help. Last year, Michael Vick, while electric, was beat up. Philadelphia could not keep Vick upright and they cannot afford to have him miss games this season if they are dreaming about a Super Bowl.
I imagine Baylor alumnus and Houston Chronicle writer John McClain must be awful happy with his second Bear first-round pick. I know Andy Reid is happy and so is Mike Vick. The Philadelphia Eagles made the right pick here.