Philadelphia Eagles - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History
For those of you who are unaware, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles once joined forces because of World War II and a shortage of players and called themselves the “Steagles” The Eagles took part in that first NFL draft ever of 1936 and they made history by having the very first draft pick in a pro draft process. Jay Berwanger put himself into draft lore after becoming the first player to ever be drafted by an NFL team. One of the toughest men ever to play in the NFL was an Eagle and that was Chuck Bednarik who would make waves when in a game against the New York Giants he clothesline tackled Frank Gifford knocking him unconscious, ending his season and affecting his future in football. In that era that kind of tackle was legal. Bednark was a first-round pick in 1949.
Who is the highest-flying Eagle picked in the first round of a draft? My choice is the late Reggie White. A defensive monster on the line, White is one of the NFL’s all-time greats. Philadelphia has had a strong history of drafting superb players with their first-round opportunities.
Honorable Mentions: Davey O’Brien (1939), Steven Van Buren (1944), Frank Tripucka (1949), Jerry Sisemore (1973), Mike Quick (1982), Keith Byars (1986), Keith Jackson (1988), Mike Mamula (1995), Donovan McNabb (1999), Freddie Mitchell (2001), Lito Sheppard (2002), Jerome McDougle (2003), Shawn Andrews (2004)
Disappointments and Pleasant Surprises from the 2022 NFL Season
The 2022 NFL regular season has come to an end. Each season lifts teams and players to glory. While the opposite is true for other players and teams. Let’s look back at notable ascensions and fall offs this season.
Steelers Season is Back from the Dead
Regardless if the Pittsburgh Steelers make the playoffs this season or not, a victory in the final game of the season against the Cleveland Browns (which is a home game for the Black and Gold) would be almost as good as a playoff victory.
Niagara Falls to be Illuminated in Blue in support of Damar Hamlin and Buffalo
Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Falls Illumination Board will illuminate both the American Falls and Canadian Horseshoe Falls in blue tonight from 9:00 to 9:15 p.m. in support for Damar Hamlin, the Buffalo Bills, and the City of Buffalo.