It’s about halfway through the NFL offseason. The draft has been completed, free agents have been signed, and the OTA practices have been conducted. Coaches will spend the next month analyzing film in an attempt to reduce their rosters from 90 players to the required 53.
Chip Kelly’s offseason moves thus far have helped shape a Philadelphia Eagles team that looks remarkably different than Andy Reid’s group in 2012. Kelly will likely be entering the season with six different starters on defense, while the offense has a handful of new players that will push for playing time immediately.
Kelly hasn’t made the Eagles into instant Super Bowl contenders, but it does look as if he has the team in the right general direction thus far. Each player’s grade thus far is obviously incomplete, as the season hasn’t officially started, but it is a projection of how well he will fit the team.