The Philadelphia Eagles added eight players to their roster in the NFL draft, plus a handful more undrafted free agents. That pushes the grand total up to 90, a number Chip Kelly will have to whittle down to 53 by the end of training camp.
Some of the positions are set in stone. Michael Vick didn’t re-sign just to be released in preseason. LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson have lucrative contracts showing they’re a pivotal part of the team’s future. And most of the defensive players who were added via free agency are players who should start or provide a strong impact on last year’s awful defense.
Kelly will have some decisions to make, though. There are a handful of receivers fighting for the last several spots. The defensive backfield from 2012 was a nightmare, which means Kelly could be putting forth a whole new collection of players. It’s way too early to know which players he will really keep, but here’s one man’s look at the 53 lucky players who can call themselves Eagles.