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Updated Philadelphia Eagles Depth Chart After the 2013 NFL Draft

Apr 26, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly addresses the media during a press conference at the NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
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Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistDecember 11, 2016

The 2013 NFL draft is over and the Philadelphia Eagles are looking like a slightly different team. We've got proof, too, because we spent some time breaking down and projecting the Eagles' depth chart before the draft, and now we have a chance to update said chart with the draft out of the way.

The chart is color-coded to emphasize the strong and weak spots on the roster. The guys in blue are solid contributors who are worthy of the roles they currently play. The guys in green could still be upgraded upon or are still question marks. And the guys in red are potential problems. Rookies are in purple.

The full chart above would put the Eagles seven spots over the roster limit, but they're only going to keep three quarterbacks and will probably be chopping at least four defensive backs, a linebacker and a defensive lineman. 

They no longer have any problem players in starting roles, since Lane Johnson takes over at right tackle and Todd Herremans replaces Danny Watkins at right guard. They didn't get a lot deeper along the offensive line, which is a small concern, but at least Watkins, Dennis Kelly and Dallas Reynolds have room to improve and starting experience.

Kelly will be the swing tackle, but if something happens to Peters or Johnson, they'll call on Herremans first. Kelly can play guard, too. It's a very versatile O-line.

There are some unanswered questions at quarterback, tight end and in the secondary. A lot of those situations depend on how rookies like Matt Barkley, Zach Ertz, Earl Wolff and Jordan Poyer perform this spring and summer. Third-round pick Bennie Logan could also have a chance to steal some reps from Isaac Sopoaga and/or Cedric Thornton up front, but that might not happen right away.

All in all, though, things are beginning to take shape. 

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