|Among Andy Reid's failed draft picks is S Jaiquawn Jarrett. (US Presswire)|
Andy Reid’s five worst draft picks, in descending order:
5. WR Freddie Mitchell, first round, 2001: He had one shining moment, a first-down reception on fourth-and-26 in a playoff game vs. Green Bay in 2003 that allowed the Eagles to tie the game and then went on to win overtime. But Mitchell never played the game as well as he talked it, and nobody even signed him after the Eagles released him in 2004.
4. LB Barry Gardner, second round, 1999: Reid’s second-ever pick after he selected QB Donovan McNabb and he missed big-time on this one. Gardner was supposed to be a foundation of Reid’s first defense, but he ended up being a journeyman who did little with the Eagles and eventually faded away.
3. S Jaiquawn Jarrett, second round, 2010: He was drafted to join 2009 second-rounder Nate Allen to give the Eagles a tough and talented safety tandem for years to come. Well, Allen got benched this season and Jarrett, who couldn’t even get on the field on special teams as a rookie, couldn’t even make the team in his second year and was cut in training camp prior to this season.
2. LB Quinton Caver, second round, 2001: The Eagles raved about his speed and athletic ability and how he would have an impact on their defense. One coach even compared him to Lawrence Taylor. Well, Caver never played a single defensive down for the Eagles -- he played on special teams as a rookie and then was released in October of his second season.
1. DE Jerome McDougle, first round, 2003: The Eagles even moved up 15 spots, from No. 30 overall to No. 15, to draft the All-American from Miami, but injuries and ineffectiveness took their toll and he never had any kind of impact on the Eagles. McDougle was on the Eagles roster for four seasons and finished with a total of three sacks.
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