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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


When the Eagles called Danny Watkins Thursday to tell him he was their first round pick, he had an instant reaction: "I thought it was the wrong number."

Of course he did. He's 26. He doesn't have a particular offensive line position. He didn't have lengthy contact with the Eagles during the selection process. He was a fireman who went to junior college and tried out for the football team on something of a lark.

He may be great. That's up to him.

"He's a blue collar guy," Andy Reid said. "The people here will appreciate that."

The draft continues Friday. Maybe they will draft a plumber.

Check out my column on the draft in the Delco Times Friday and on


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