Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/1/13
Marcus Mariota has established himself as one of the most dominant football players in this year's NFL draft, and depending on whether he stays in Eugene next season or not, the Oregon phenom could see himself drafted in the top five. When Chip Kelly left Oregon for the Philadelphia Eagles, every NFL fan, including myself, was excited to see his "high-tempo" offense take the NFL by storm. As the weeks slowly dragged on, more and more analysits soon became skeptical of this new offensive scheme. After injuries plagued the team, and backups soon filed in, the former Oregon coach has seen his offense completely collapse. Michael Vick was the pressumed starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles after training camp, but after watching the dominating week one game against the Redskins, it was completelly apparent that Vick was headed for the medical room around mid-season. Read option after read option, Vick soon found himself once again injured, to the surprise of no one, and young Nick Foles stepped up to take the reigns. Apparently Chip Kelly didn't realize that injuries are a thing in the National Football League, and found himself struggling to create an offensive scheme to fit the imobile Nick Foles. To make matters worse, the former Arizona quarterback Foles soon later goes down with an injury of his own, and USC rookie Matt Barkley comes into the game unexpectedly. This is where the railes on offense completely fell off. The Eagles now find themselves with a 3-5 record, and a very realistic possibility of ending up last in the division. Enter Marcus Mariota. Chip Kelly fell in love with his former Oregon quarterback the day he stepped on to the field as a freshman. Being overshaddowed by the likes of Johnny Manziel his whole career, Mariota quietly performed like an all-pro at Oregon. So what would be stopping the Eagles from selecting Marcus Mariota in the first round of the NFL draft?Baring a dramatic negative event from Marcus Mariota, the Oregon superstar will find himself taken within the top five selections in the upcoming 2014 NFL draft. With Philadelphia's ranking currently standing, they are not on pace to be selecting in the window of opprotunity for Mariota. Chip Kelly would surely have to give up quite a bit to grab his former player, similar to what the Redskins had to trade to get RGIII in 2012. For all sakes and purposses, if Mariota were to find himself in a Eagles' uniform next season, he would surely overtake Michael Vick, Nick Foles, and Matt Barkley for the starting position. Vick is a free agent in 2014, and will more than likely be saying his goodbyes to Philly fans in 2014. Either way, whether the Eagles manage to snag Mariota in the draft or not, you can certainly expect a new signal caller under center for Chip Kelly next season. 
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