Chip Kelly’s first-ever draft pick with the Philadelphia Eagles will be one of his most important moves. It’s the highest in the NFL draft an Eagles head coach has selected since Andy Reid made Donovan McNabb his franchise quarterback in 1999.
Reid’s pick of McNabb was the second selection in the draft. Likewise, Kelly could add a franchise player to his roster with the fourth pick.
It will take more than one player to turn around a roster that was just 4-12 in 2012, but Kelly has eight picks that can start the transition to get the Eagles back on track in the highly-competitive NFC East.