Throughout July, we’re unveiling our all-time Eagles team.
We enlisted the help of Eagles reporters Reuben Frank and Dave Zangaro, Quick Slants hosts Derrick Gunn and Barrett Brooks and Quick Slants producer Mike Mulhern to handle the voting.
Each voter ranked his top five players at 16 different positions. A first-place vote was worth five points, a second-place vote was worth four, and so on.
Up today: Safety
1. Brian Dawkins: 25
2. Bill Bradley: 18
3. Malcolm Jenkins: 15
4. Wes Hopkins: 11
5. Randy Logan: 3
5. Andre Waters: 3
The breakdown: Just like Seth Joyner, Reggie White and Eric Allen, three other all-time Eagles defensive greats that came before him, Dawkins is a unanimous choice with all five first-place votes. Bill Bradley got four of five second-place votes, with Malcolm Jenkins getting the fifth. The Jenkins votes were all over the place — two seconds, two thirds and a fifth. Wes Hopkins was either third or fourth on every ballot.
Did we get it right? The most interesting question is Bradley vs. Jenkins for the No. 2 spot. It’s a little surprising that a guy who played his last snap here 44 years ago gets the edge out over Jenkins, who left this offseason after six seasons in Philadelphia. But Bradley was a two-time All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler and had 34 INTs in seven seasons here. Jenkins was also a two-time Pro Bowler but never made All-Pro and had 11 INTs in six years. Bradley is in the right spot at No. 2.
We will fill in the team as we go.
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