The Philadelphia Eagles are going through a defensive transition, switching from a 4-3 attack to a 3-4 alignment. This change is creating some interesting situations as far as what position certain players will be asked to play.
Brandon Graham, Trent Cole and Vinny Curry are just three players facing a position switch. Both Graham and Cole will be asked to play outside linebacker and learn to rush from a two-point stance. The Eagles will need to use the preseason to determine whether or not they can handle this change.
Curry is being asked to bulk up and play the 5-technique position. This will take a major adjustment because Curry will now need to focus on playing some two-gap football rather than rushing the passer.
How these players handle this change will go a long way in determining the success of Philadelphia's defense.