The Philadelphia Eagles had one of the deepest drafts last April. It was one of Andy Reid's best draft classes and is expected to have a major impact this season. The Eagles bolstered their defense with pass-rushers, a PAC-12 defensive player of the year and plenty of underrated talent on both sides of the ball.
None of that means anything until we see it on the field. If hype meant anything Tim Couch and JaMarcus Russell would each have a Super Bowl ring. Once preseason gets underway we get a much better feel of what these rookies can really do and what kind of an impact they can have in their first season.
The Eagles rookies are already off to a fast start in preseason as five of their nine draft picks and one undrafted rookie have already seen time with the first team units. This is a great sign for a team that doesn't necessarily need a major impact from most of their rookies. Last season the Eagles were just a game short of winning the division. This rookie class has the potential to put them over the top this season.