Chip Kelly was aggressive in free agency, signing five players on day one. It was a far cry from the Dream Team experiment that ruined the 2011 Philadelphia Eagles. Kelly aimed more for signing players that fit his scheme, opting for versatile players like James Casey from the Houston Texans and underachieving players like Patrick Chung.
In all, the Eagles completely changed their defensive backfield, adding four players that will all likely start. Kelly grabbed a key pass-rusher in Connor Barwin and a new nose tackle in veteran Isaac Sopoaga. The roster still isn’t set, as Kelly could use an upgrade at right guard, 3-4 defensive end, cornerback and especially a franchise quarterback.
Those issues will likely be addressed heading in the NFL draft, which means the Eagles have about a month still to evaluate the top college players. As of now, the depth chart for the team will have some intriguing training camp battles. Here’s a glimpse at what it looks like as of now.
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