While the East-West Shrine Game does not boast the same caliber of talent as the upcoming Senior Bowl, it is the first real post-season chance to evaluate college talent for the 2013 NFL Draft. With the Philadelphia Eagles' eight picks following a disappointing 4-12 season, there is no doubt all eyes in the organization watched the week's events closely.
The Eagles have enough positional holes to fill that the importance of this draft falls way past round one. With new coach Chip Kelly taking the reigns, fans will have the opportunity to judge a non-Andy Reid Draft for the first time in over a decade.
Regardless of the reaction of fans and media, theresults won't be seen until next season.
That said, Eagles fans are crossing their fingers that Chip's evaluation of the East-West Shrine Game pays huge dividends.