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Join me on a journey around the NFC East, won't you? ?Today, we visit the Philadelphia Eagles' 2011 draft.

The Giants? most bitter rivals had possibly the most interesting draft of them all.? I?m not sure if that?s a good or bad thing, but I know that a lot of football fans were confused with some of the picks the Eagles made.

To start off, they took Danny Watkins with their first pick when cornerback Jimmy Smith was still available.? Watkins is a great story, a 26 year old former Canadian firefighter who went back to school and made himself into a first round draft pick.

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The opposite of my mock dream drafts: a combination of poor draft strategy, players I would not like to see taken and poor value picks, all somewhere within the realm of possibility.

Round 1: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

Only dynamic running backs who can transform an offense should be taken in the first round.? Take a look around the NFL.? How many of the top running backs are as slow as Ingram?? People in the Ingram camp talk about how he?s a smart, determined, powerful runner.? That?s fine, but he?s not someone I?d want to take in the first round.? There are always running backs available later in the draft that will have as much of an impact.? But there are still some people who argue that the Giants should consider Ingram.

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