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January 20, 2016

No Eagles on Professional Football Writers of America all-rookie team

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Jordan Hicks was a rookie beast, before he got hurt.

The Eagles only had one player (Fletcher Cox) make the Pro Bowl this season. None made the Pro Football Writers of America's all-rookie team.

Only three drafted rookies even made the team this season out of training camp. They were WR Nelson Agholor, CB Eric Rowe, and LB Jordan Hicks, with CB Randall Evans being added later in garbage time. Agholor's season was a clear disappointment, as he had just 23 receptions for 283 yards and 1 TD. Rowe could not get on the field much early, but started and played well down the stretch. 

Hicks was a beast before he was lost for the season with a torn pectoral muscle. In eight games, he had 50 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, 3 fumble recoveries, 2 INTs, 3 PBUs, and a pick-6 against the Cowboys that (at the time) helped save the Eagles' season.

The Eagles haven't had a drafted rookie honored since 2012 when Cox made it. Two undrafted Eagles made it in 2014 -- Cody Parkey as a kicker, and TE Trey Burton as a special teams player.

Here's the full team:


QB – Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
RB – Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams; Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
WR – Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders; Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
TE – Will Tye, New York Giants
C – Mitch Morse, Kansas City Chiefs
G – Ali Marpet, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Brandon Scherff, Washington Redskins
T – Rob Havenstein, St. Louis Rams; Donovan Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers


DL – Malcom Brown, New England Patriots; Eddie Goldman, Chicago Bears; Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings; Leonard Williams, New York Jets
LB – Kwon Alexander, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Stephone Anthony, New Orleans Saints; Eric Kendricks, Minnesota Vikings
CB – Ronald Darby, Buffalo Bills; Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs
S – Adrian Amos, Chicago Bears; Landon Collins, New York Giants

Special Teams

PK – Josh Lambo, San Diego Chargers
P – Matt Darr, Miami Dolphins
KR – Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
PR – Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
ST – Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks

The Eagles have nine draft picks this offseason. Draft better, new Eagles head personnel guy.

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