Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly believes the team’s defense needs to get bigger and stronger (Credit: AP Photo)
If you were wondering who the Philadelphia Eagles were going to draft this coming April, head coach Chip Kelly may have given you a clue today. Kelly says when he thinks about the team’s defense, he wants them to be bigger and stronger.
“You have to adjust to what you have. No one is starting from Square 1 and saying, ‘How do we build a perfect defense, offense, and special teams?’ ” Kelly said, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “And you don’t have 100 first-round draft picks, either, so you can say, ‘Hey, I really like that guy, but he’s gone.’
“So you always have to make adjustments to what you do. But we want taller, longer people because big people beat up little people.”
Kelly is currently in the process of changing the Eagles defense from a base 4-3 to a 3-4 defense.
So far this off-season, the Eagles have added former Texans line backer Connor Barwin, former Patriots safety Patrick Chung, former Giants safety Kenny Phillips, and former Ravens corner Cary Williams.
Based on these statements, Kelly could be preparing to draft Oregon’s Dion Jordan or BYU’s Ezekiel Ansah.
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