With the 2014 NFL draft concluded, we finally have a nearly complete picture of what the Philadelphia Eagles will have to work with in the season ahead. Now it becomes a question of how do the pieces fit?
The Birds have seven new draft picks and signed 15 more unrestricted free agents to compete with 68 veterans over 53 roster spots. While head coach Chip Kelly will undoubtedly preach about “open competitions” through the roster, though, the truth is we have a pretty good idea as to where most of these players stand today.
We’re talking, of course, about the depth chart. Nothing is set in stone, but it’s not all that hard to get a sense of how this year’s draft class can be expected to fill out the lineup.