The Philadelphia Eagles selected former Notre Dame defensive end/tackle Trevor Laws with the 47th pick of Saturday’s NFL draft. Laws was the 4th DT drafted after LSU’s GLen Dorsey, USC’s Sedrick Ellis, and North Carolina’s Kentwan Balmer.
If you read this blog on a regular basis, you know how big of a Philadelphia sports fan I am, so needless to say, I was very pleased with this pick. In Philly, Laws will be pared up with his former defensive line mate at Notre Dame – Victor Abiamiri who the Eagles drafted in the 2nd round of last year’s draft.
The Eagles have a number of defensive tackles on the roster, but it’s likely Laws will step right in as the #3 or 4 DT behind starters Mike Patterson and Broderick Bunkley. Patterson, however, was arrested this off-season for a marijuana charge and could be facing a suspension from the league if he is found guilty of the chargers.
We were lucky enough to have Trevor answer some questions for us back in March and we’ll try and get in touch with him again now that he’s been drafted.
On a side note – the Eagles also added DeSean Jackson two picks later, the Flyers beat the Canadians 4-2, and the Phillies collected their 6th win in their last 7 games with an 8-4 win over the Pirates tonight as well making for a preeeeeety, preeeeeeety good night of sports for yours truly.