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Eagles GM Howie Roseman Says Eagles Are ‘Picking Higher’ Than They’d Like To Be

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Howie Roseman (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW Newsradio)

Howie Roseman (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW Newsradio)

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By Ed Benkin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is getting ready for next week’s NFL draft.

The Eagles have the 15th pick in the first round and three of the first 51 picks overall.  Roseman says while he’s happy to have his draft options, he is hoping for a different scenario after the 2012 season.

“We’re picking higher than we’d like to be picking, quite honestly.  We hope we’re not picking this high ever again.  We’re trying to find good football players for us to erase the bad taste of the 2011 season,” he said.

Roseman did not rule out trading up or down in the draft, and said the Eagles usually have their sites set on the best player available at the time of their selection. “We’re talking to a lot of teams about a lot of things,” Roseman said.

The Eagles did work out Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who Roseman said is a “big, strong, atheltic guy. Smart guy, great character.” Tannehill has been projected to go anywhere from the top to the middle of the first round. Roseman was quick to mention that he believes in the current starter. “Michael Vick is still a young QB, we feel very fortunate to have him as our franchise QB, but you’re always looking for good [quarterbacks].”

Listen to KYW’s Ed Benkin’s interview with Howie Roseman:

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