NFL Draft 2011: How Each of the Eagles' Defensive Picks Will Help Next Year

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NFL Draft 2011: How Each of the Eagles' Defensive Picks Will Help Next Year
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Last week, I took a look at how the offensive rookies should contribute in 2011.  Today, it's time to take a closer look at how the defensive players could make an impact next season.

Coming into the draft, we knew the Eagles needed more help on defense than they did on offense.  The offense had its problems, but they were nowhere near the scale of the problems the defense was having. 

Most thought that the Eagles would use their first round pick on the defense.  They chose not to.  However, they did end up bringing in five defensive players through the draft, and a number of them should be able to help.

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