Eric Edholm's Commentary
The wait ends for one of the best players in college football last year and the unquestioned leader of a national title (and generationally good) defense. Why did he fall? Medicals are likely to blame for that, with Dean having had a slew of injuries (but played through them). His size was also an issue for some teams, and he's not considered a rare athlete. At this stage of the draft, Dean's rare instincts and intangibles are well worth it. The Eagles got a steal.