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The 2013 Philadelphia Eagles draft class has Chip Kelly’s fingerprints all over it. The team has stated the entire time that the decision-making would be a collaborative effort. But, make no mistake, these are all Kelly-type players.
Much more-so than in recent years, I found myself having a dizzying array of feelings during this draft. I was excited, frustrated, surprised and baffled at different times after seeing who the Eagles drafted at a given slot.
Going into the draft, I had my heart set on Dion Jordan in the first round. My second preferred choice was to trade down and pick up some extra picks. However, neither happened.
When Miami traded up to No. 3, I thought for sure it was going to be for Lane Johnson, which meant Dion Jordan would be the pick for us…awesome! But, Miami takes Jordan? What? Damn!!!
It was especially frustrating after hearing that Kelly had Jordan rated higher on their board, meaning he would have been the pick had he been there. But, oh well.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Philadelphia Eagles drafted USC QB Matt Barkley with the first pick in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Apparently they feared that the Chiefs may take him so they worked out a deal with the Jaguars to move up to the first pick (only gave up a seventh-rounder).
And we thought we knew Chip Kelly, huh?
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I figured that the Eagles...
The Philadelphia Eagles 2013 Draft Class. Image via the Philadelphia Eagles Facebook page.
While the news of the Philadelphia Eagles’ selection of Matt Barkley was still setting in, the Eagles were still busy making their remaining picks in the 2013 NFL Draft. The four picks following Barkley for the Birds were all on defense. To round out their selections, the Eagles drafted S...
It’s all about competition now for Eagles coach Chip Kelly and his quarterbacks, but at some point someone has to take the lead.
While that process has been going on for a month, the competition level was raised when the team drafted USC QB Matt Barkley.
However, Kelly want his starting quarterback to earn the role, even if that means a starter won’t be named until preseason...
Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly added eight selections with his first NFL Draft. Kelly’s debut draft class features three offensive players and five defensive players, all who fit specifically under Kelly’s vision for the future of the organization.
David King proudly wears his new Eagles green. Photo via King’s Instagram.
The 2013 Philadelphia Eagles draft class is set, and now one formality remains–following the rookies on Twitter, of course! Here are the details you need, along with a sampling of tweets from these young men s as they found out their new home in the ranks of professional football.
They are listed in alphabetical...
QuarterbacksEverybody is trying to figure out why Chip Kelly and the Eagles decided to trade up and draft USC quarterback Matt Barkley in the fourth round.
I was shocked at the move myself, until I stepped back and considered the obvious. Kelly and his staff aren’t sure about any of the Eagles quarterbacks. Are any of [...](Read more...)
The final tally of the Eagles 2013 MACH 10 Draft Challenge has been recounted and verified--- and veteran poster and Bored member Don Pardo wins the trophy in a photo finish.
Don Pardo gets the news he is a MACH 10 Champion from Lupes..
Don Pardo (center) consoles runners-up Boner (left) and Kenny...
First Round: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
Philly must have been pretty scared when Miami traded up ahead of them, but they got their man anyways. Johnson is the third best OT in the draft, but I think he has the most potential out of the three. I think Chip Kelly can get a lot out of him. He will be a staple on that line for years to come. I think Johnson was one of the top...
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The Philadelphia Eagles had very high expectations in the 2013 NFL Draft. With the 4th overall pick, the team and the new Chip Kelly era, was ready to rock. The draft was held on Thursday night, Friday night, and Saturday afternoon.
For everything you need to know about each of the Eagles draftees, click the link(s) below:
With the 4th overall pick, the...
With the 2013 NFL Draft almost in the books, I think it’s safe to start diagnosing and criticizing Howie Roseman and Co.’s 2013 draft class. After all, the latter is what we do best here in Philadelphia isn’t it?
I’m not going to cover every draft pick in this article, I just want to talk about the most compelling three picks.
Let’s get right to it.
The nature of drafting QBs that even people who don't follow college football have heard of is that they have far more interest for the general public than any other position. The Eagles are about to learn all about this as Matt Barkley, once a top-10 lock and eventually a fourth-round gamble, joins the flock.
The thing about QBs... unless we're about to enter...