The Philadelphia Eagles are in prime position to be a serious contender in 2012. Next April's NFL draft will be a major step in the Eagles getting back in the playoffs. Andy Reid and the rest of the Eagles front office have always been able load up on young talent in the draft, and thus, been able to be a consistent contender during Reid's 13 seasons as Eagles head coach.
After a very tumultuous 2011 season, Reid and the Eagles are at a crossroads. This season saw the Eagles fall to 4-8 at one point and nearly cost Reid his job. Now, the Eagles need to find some players through free agency, and the draft that can help in both run support and in red zone zone efficiency.
Reid has been known for his outstanding draft classes in the past, but with some questionable selections from 2011 such as Jaiquawn Jarrett and Casey Matthews, it's imperative that the Eagles front office bounces back and reloads with more young talent that has helped Reid and the Eagles reach the playoffs in nine of his 13 seasons in Philadelphia.