It's much more important for the Eagles to build through the draft. Nevertheless, free agency could still be an effective way for the Eagles to fill in holes on the roster. And this year's free-agent class is fairly strong, with many talented and at least serviceable players to select from.
The Eagles would be making a mistake if they embarked upon another quick-fix 2011 "dream team" campaign, signing every single big name out there. But one or two wise free-agent selections could drastically improve team play, such as when the 49ers signed Carlos Rogers in free agency.
If any of these free agents are signed, the 2013 free-agent period could be considered a success.