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Philadelphia Eagles: Complete 2014 NFL Draft Wrap-Up and Analysis
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Did the Philadelphia Eagles select the best players available in the 2014 NFL draft, or did they choose for need?

Despite general manager Howie Roseman’s insistence in the months leading up to the draft that the Eagles would take the best-player approach, it seems like a legitimate question.

After all, could it really be a coincidence the front office exclusively addressed each one of the roster’s most immediate question marks—practically in order—and not a single thing else? Not even one or two areas that were only a need based on future consideration?

Not that it’s bad that the front office is trying to fix the problems or for that matter that the players the Birds ultimately decided on were the wrong ones. Quite the contrary, this has all the appearances of a very solid draft class.

It’s also true that by possibly going out of their way to fill specific holes, they didn’t necessarily get the most value at every pick.

So what does it all mean? For starters, let’s take a look at the class as a whole, from best selection to worst, to the undrafted free agents who were signed in the draft’s aftermath. Then we can attempt to decipher what it all means for the future of the Eagles franchise.

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