With the 22nd pick of the fifth round (159th overall) of this year's NFL Draft, the Eagles took Clemson cornerback C.J. Gaddis.
It was the Eagles' first pick of the second day of the draft, and one of the three picks acquired from Dallas yesterday in the trade for Philadelphia's first-round pick this year.
Last season, the 5-foot-11, 203-pound Gaddis played in 12 games for the Tigers, pulling in two interceptions for an average of 13.5 yards each. He also recorded 33 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 8.5 tackles for losses that totaled 41 yards.
Later in the fifth round, with the 25th pick (162nd overall), the Eagles took 6-foot-3, 248-pound. Cincinnati tight end Brent Celek.
In 2006, Celek started and played in all 13 games for the Bearcats. He caught 35 passes for 481 yards, including three touchdowns.
The Eagles then used their lone sixth-round pick, the 27th of the round (201st overall), on 6-foot-2, 210-pound Albany safety Rashad Barksdale. Last season, Barksdale recorded 37 tackles and three interceptions for the Great Danes.
Finally, in the seventh round, the Eagles selected Hawaii running back Nate Ilaoa with the 26th pick (236th overall). The 5-foot-9, 248-pound Ilaoa was the Warriors' top running back last season, playing in 13 games. He rushed for 990 yards on 131 attempts, an average of 7.6 yards per carry, and scored 13 touchdowns. He averaged 76.2 rushing yards per game.
Illoa also displayed some versatility as a pass-catcher in 2006. He caught 67 passes for 837 yards, an average of 12.5 yards per catch and 64.4 receiving yards per game, and scored five touchdowns.
He'll have a chance to learn from a running back who knows a few things about being versatile -- Brian Westbrook.