Eagles finish draft with DE David King

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Eagles finish draft with DE David King
April 27, 2013, 7:00 pm
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The Eagles wrapped up their first draft ever under new head coach Chip Kelly on Saturday, taking Oklahoma defensive lineman David King (see profile) with their third pick of the seventh round and the 239th pick overall.

The 6-foot-5, 286-pound King projects as a five-technique at the pro level, so he’ll compete with Vinny Curry, Cedric Thornton, third-round pick Bennie Logan, seventh-round pick Joe Kruger along with some others on the roster.

King was the third player taken by the Eagles in the seventh round and all three play defense. Earlier in the round, they had taken Utah pass-rushing linebacker Joe Kruger, younger brother of Browns linebacker Paul Kruger, and Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer, a first-team All-America.

After going offense with their first two picks, the Eagles went defense with their final four. In total Sunday, the Eagles made five picks and executed one trade. They moved up in the fourth round for USC quarterback Matt Barkley and took N.C. State safety Earl Wolff in the fifth round.

They had already taken Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson in the first round (fourth overall), Stanford tight end Zach Ertz in the second (35th) and defensive lineman Bennie Logan in the third (67th).

Over the entire three-day draft, the Eagles made eight selections -- five defensive players and three on offense.

 

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