The 10 Most Likely 1st-Round Draft Picks for the Philadelphia Eagles

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The 10 Most Likely 1st-Round Draft Picks for the Philadelphia Eagles
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The rebuilding for the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles has already started, as rookie head coach Chip Kelly has been very active in the first few days of free agency. Kelly signed eight players, including six on the defensive side of the ball who have a legitimate chance of starting next season: nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga, linebacker Connor Barwin, cornerbacks Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher and safeties Patrick Chung and Kenny Phillips.

But the Eagles still have many, many holes on their roster. After all, they did win just four games, including one in the season's final three months, during a very forgettable 2012 season that saw longtime head coach Andy Reid lose his job. 

Currently, the Eagles don't even know who will be their starting quarterback in 2013, as Michael Vick, Nick Foles and Dennis Dixon will compete for the starting job in training camp. 

So the rebuilding process is still active, and a lot comes down to what the Eagles do with their first-round draft pick. The fourth overall pick will be the highest for the Eagles since Reid selected Syracuse quarterback Donovan McNabb with the second overall pick in the 1999 draft.

The McNabb pick helped turn the Eagles into one of the NFL's best teams during the 2000s, as McNabb earned six Pro Bowl selections and led the Eagles to five trips to the NFC championship game. 

Just like Reid, Kelly faces similar pressure with his first pick. An offensive mastermind, Kelly could turn to the quarterback position and try to emulate Reid by landing his franchise quarterback in the top of the first round. Or he could help solidify the offensive line. And, of course, he could turn to the defensive side of the ball, where the Eagles were one of the league's softest squads in 2012. 

The following 10 slides will highlight the players most likely to be selected by the Eagles with the fourth overall pick in the draft, barring a trade on draft day. They are in reverse order. 

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