The Philadelphia Eagles own the draft’s fourth overall pick and have been linked to a handful of candidates so far. Chip Kelly could opt to improve the defense, which is needed for a unit that allowed over 20 points in each of the final 11 contests in 2012.
The Eagles have pressing needs at nose tackle, 3-4 defensive end, cornerback and safety. Kelly has added six new starters on defense, just in free agency, but many of those players are simply stopgap players that would be best suited as backups.
Trading down is definitely an option for Philly, as it would give Kelly even more picks with which to improve the team. Either way, the talent pool on the roster is scarce enough that any player picked in the first three or four rounds has a chance to start from day one.