The Philadelphia Eagles are not entering the offseason as underachieving favorites. They are not a team on the brink of a championship. They are not in search of one missing piece of a personnel puzzle. And they are not a dynasty in the making.
The Philadelphia Eagles are trying to push themselves out of the basement of the NFC East and to the forefront of an evolving league. The team’s first step in this effort was hiring a new head coach in Chip Kelly, an acclaimed college coach with an innovative style and a unique approach to the game.
The team’s second step will come sometime between now and the draft when the front office and their new head coach end any speculation about Michael Vick’s future in Philadelphia.
In the process of trying to change the face of their organization, one of the steps the Eagles will take will be their approach to the draft.
Although no one is expecting the Birds to contend for a Super Bowl next year, there is no doubt that they will be looking to draft players who can have an instant impact on the team’s success.
Though this year’s draft is not as stacked with high-profile collegiate stars as it was in years past, there are many players with the potential to board the Eagles’ ship and instantly contribute to the team in a meaningful way.