New Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly inherits a team in desperate need of a change of pace. The Eagles went just 4-12 last season, losing 11 of their final 12 games.
The Eagles have just one major player (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) hitting free agency, but Kelly can’t expect to be competitive with the same group that was on the field in 2013.
What will help is the return of most of the offensive line from injuries. The defense will likely be switching to a 3-4 formation, and that means new players will be needed in the front seven.
The fourth overall pick is intriguing in that the Eagles could have their choice of a lot of great players.
Andy Reid will probably take the top offensive tackle, Luke Joeckel. Both the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders could use an upgrade on the defensive line. But there’s a slew of intriguing options for Kelly at pick number four.