What does the Philadelphia Eagles’ projected starting lineup look like for 2014, one week away from the NFL draft? With one or two exceptions, likely not a whole lot different than it did at the conclusion of last season.
As of now, the Eagles are projected to return somewhere around 19 or 20 of their 22 offensive and defensive starters from ’13.
Not that that’s a bad thing entirely. After all, head coach Chip Kelly guided a very similar roster to a 10-6 record, his first season on the sidelines. With another draft, a few notable free-agent additions and the quarterback situation seemingly settled, this roster certainly stands to be improved.
The Eagles did sign a safety who is expected to help solidify a shaky back end of the defense. Oh, and a certain three-time Pro Bowler was dumped in a shocking twist for the NFL’s No. 2 offense.
Just don’t expect too much to be wildly different. There will be competition at a few spots for sure, but as you’re about to find out, what you saw at the end of last season is largely what you’re going to get.