The NFL draft will answer a handful of questions regarding how head coach Chip Kelly and general manager Howie Roseman feel about the Philadelphia Eagles. With just six selections, Kelly and Roseman will need to be wise with the players they choose.
The offense has a glaring hole at wide receiver, following the release of DeSean Jackson. The defense could seemingly use upgrades at a handful of different positions, ranging from pass-rushing outside linebacker to a shutdown cornerback to a playmaking safety. Even the offensive linemen—all of whom are signed through 2016—may need to be upgraded, given that three of the five players are over 30 years old.
There’s even the quarterback position. Is Nick Foles really the long-term answer, or does Kelly want a more mobile passer to run his offense? While the NFL draft will ultimately reveal the Eagles’ plans, here are some guesses as to what the organization will do.