INDIANAPOLIS -- The Eagles had a little luck on their side on Friday.
The coin flip at the combine to determine the 14th and 15th selections in the upcoming draft turned out the Eagles' way. They now hold the No. 14 pick in April's draft. The Colts will pick 15th.
Really, the coin flip was between the Vikings and Colts, who both finished the 2016 season with identical records and strength of schedules. The coin had a Colts logo on one side and a Vikings logo on the other. The Eagles were hoping to see the Vikings' logo when the coin landed after Hall of Famer Will Shields flipped it. This was quite a spectacle, with fans and even a PA announcer.
The Eagles own the Vikings' pick thanks to the Sam Bradford trade just before last season. The Eagles' original selection -- at No. 12 -- belongs to the Browns after the trade up to No. 2 last spring.
For a long time, it looked like the Eagles would end up with a late-first-round selection from the Vikings, who started the season with a 5-0 record before the Eagles beat them to start a four-game losing streak.
Now, the Eagles will have the 14th pick when the draft kicks off in Philadelphia in April.
With their first-round selection now figured out, here is the list of Eagles' draft picks by round in 2017:
Round 1: 14
Round 2: 43
Round 3: 74
Round 4: 119, 139 (from Browns)
Round 5: 155
Round 6: 194
Round 7: 230
With the 14th pick in the draft, the Eagles should have a really good chance of snagging a Pro Bowl-caliber player. Is there really a difference between 14 and 15? A while back we looked at the last 10 picks who went 14th or 15th overall (see story).
Four of the last 10 picks at No. 14 have made the Pro Bowl and three have been named to an All-Pro team. Seven of the last 10 picks at No. 15 (compared to four at 14) have made a Pro Bowl, while one was an All-Pro.
Here are the last 10 picks at No. 14:
2016: S Karl Joseph
2015: WR DeVante Parker
2014: CB Kyle Fuller
2013: DT Star Lotulelei
2012: DT Michael Brockers
2011: DT Robert Quinn
2010: S Earl Thomas
2009: S Malcolm Jenkins
2008: OL Chris Williams
2007: CB Darrelle Revis
Here are the last 10 picks at No. 15:
2016: WR Corey Coleman
2015: RB Melvin Gordon
2014: LB Ryan Shazier
2013: S Kenny Vaccaro
2012: OLB Bruce Irvin
2011: C Mike Pouncey
2010: DE Jason Pierre-Paul
2009: LB Brian Cushing
2008: OT Branden Albert
2007: LB Lawrence Timmons
The Eagles have had significantly more success picking in the top 20 than they've had picking in the bottom third of the first round in the last 10 years.
During that span, here's a look at their first-round picks 20-32: Nelson Agholor, Marcus Smith and Danny Watkins.
And here's 1-19: Carson Wentz, Lane Johnson, Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham and Jeremy Maclin.
The Eagles have plenty of needs to fill with this year's first-round draft pick. Perhaps most pressing are needs at cornerback and wide receiver. This year is exceptionally deep at cornerback. It's less deep at receiver, but there likely will be a top target still available in the middle of the first round.
Eagles win the toss. They get 14. pic.twitter.com/r6viMgpkvQ— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroCSN) March 3, 2017