The NFL draft is one of the most important processes in constructing and rebuilding a franchise.
Look at the Green Bay Packers, who practically ignore free agency, choosing to use only the draft to strengthen their team. It's worked, too, as the Packers have qualified for the postseason in the last four seasons, including a Super Bowl title in 2010 and a 15-1 mark in 2011.
Obviously, when a team picks as high as the Eagles do in the draft (fourth overall), they're going to want to select an impact player who can immediately step in and turn the Eagles into a playoff contender, like Andrew Luck with the Indianapolis Colts or Robert Griffin III with the Washington Redskins.
But it's not just the high draft picks that are vital to a team's success.
The Eagles have had a number of low-round draft picks over the years turn into solid starters or even stars, notably defensive end Trent Cole, offensive tackle Todd Herremans and center Jason Kelce.
That's what can really help an NFL team—landing a steal in a lower round. With four seventh-round picks this year, the Eagles can afford to take some gambles. If one or two turn into starters, they've succeeded.
The following slides will highlight some potential late-round picks for Chip Kelly's Eagles.