The inside linebackers were pushed around way too much last season.
Because of the wide-nine scheme, inside linebackers have to forcefully fill their gap responsibilities and limit options for running backs.
Casey Matthews struggled with this and forced the Eagles to move him outside and put Jamar Chaney in the middle.
Chaney did a solid job, but it's still an issue that must be rectified if you're the Eagles.
The Eagles have some options at pick No. 15 with guys who have different skill-sets, but will more than likely get the job done.
A lot of hype has been generated about Vontaze Burfict of Arizona State. He would bring a swagger and toughness to the Eagles that hasn't been there since guys like Brian Dawkins and Jeremiah Trotter left. He brings that along with considerable skill and ability.
Another great option is Luke Kuechly from Boston College. He led the nation in tackles last season and is not afraid to stick his nose in the hole and clog it up. Kuechly is less flashy than Burfict, but can still get the job done.
Yet another option is Dont'a Hightower from Alabama. He comes from the best defense in the nation last season.
Whichever way the Eagles go with this position, it must be addressed. The Eagles were routinely gashed up the middle and acquiring a young stud linebacker through the draft could help in that regard.