Philadelphia Eagles Offseason Needs: A Guide

Dan KaneCorrespondent IJanuary 29, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles came into the 2007 season with high hopes.

They finished it 8-8, out of the playoffs, and looking for answers.

Now the real work comes for Tom Heckert, Andy Reid and the rest of the Eagles Front Office.

Some offseason priorities should be:

Part I: Offense


Wide Reciever

Although Kevin Curtis had a fabulous year, the rest of the team's recieving corps disappointed.

Reggie Brown was Mr. Invisible for the first half of the year, and Jason Avant and Hank Baskett are situational recievers at best.

The team is in need of a true gamebreaker with excellent speed, and Bernard Berrian fits the bill. There are very few recievers who are as fast as Berrian, and he would benefit from having a real QB in Donovan McNabb after years of Rex Grossman, Brian Griese and Kyle Orton in Chicago. D.J. Hackett has proven to be a solid #3 in Seattle, and would fit in as well. If the Eagles are really looking to make a splash, a trade for Chad Johnson or Larry Fitzgerald could be in the works.


Tight End

L.J. Smith was the disappointment of the year for this team, and although injuries slowed him down, the Eagles have to be disappointed in him and he won't likely be back next year.

Brent Celek, the rookie from Cincinatti, really showed some promise towards the end of the year, but one has to wonder if he is ready to be an NFL starter. The team should look to Dallas Clark if he doesn't re-sign with the Colts.

The Eagles don't really spend big money on free agent Tight Ends, so drafting someone like USC's Fred Davis or Missouri's Martin Rucker and having them split time with Celek next year would also be an option.


Part II: Defense and Special Teams coming soon.