Philadelphia Eagles 2013 Mock Draft: Building the Perfect 7-Round Draft

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Philadelphia Eagles 2013 Mock Draft: Building the Perfect 7-Round Draft
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Following the 2012 season, one of the most disappointing in franchise history, the Philadelphia Eagles fired longtime head coach Andy Reid.

In 14 seasons, Reid turned the Eagles into one of the most successful teams in the National Football League. They appeared in the postseason nine times, advancing to the conference championship game five times and appearing in Super Bowl XXXIX. But they failed in their ultimate goal, which was collecting the franchise's first Super Bowl title.

That's where Chip Kelly comes in. The new head coach for the Eagles, Kelly has never coached at the NFL level, although he has had a tremendous amount of success at the University of Oregon. Whether he turns into the next Jim Harbaugh or the next Steve Spurrier remains to be seen. 

But it all starts for Kelly with the all-important NFL draft. 

The Eagles hold nine picks in next month's draft, including the fourth overall pick, which will be the highest they've picked since Reid selected Syracuse quarterback Donovan McNabb with the second overall pick in 1999.

Like Reid, Kelly will try to jump-start the Eagles franchise by choosing a franchise player at the top of the draft. That player could be a quarterback, an offensive lineman or one of a number of defensive players. 

No one knows for sure who Kelly is targeting, but here are my predictions for the nine picks in April's draft. 

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