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Matt Barkley waited until the third day of the NFL Draft before he was finally selected, and he won’t forget that for a while. The former USC quarterback also says he plans to make the teams that passed on him multiple times remember their mistake.
Barkley was believed to be a likely first-round pick had he left school following his junior season. Instead, he decided to stay for his senior season, had a mediocre year, and he fell to the fourth round of the draft after going through the scouting process. A shoulder injury suffered against UCLA likely didn’t help his cause. Still, the Philadelphia Eagles took him 98th overall.
“I’m going to remember this weekend for a long time and so are the teams that didn’t draft me,” Barkley said Saturday per Scott Wolf of the LA Daily News.
Barkley is the latest player who will enter the league with something to prove.
“I had tough skin to start with and it’s even thicker,” Barkley said, via Wolf.
Though Barkley knows he will forever be consid...
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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.
The Philadelphia Eagles 2013 Draft Class. Image via the Philadelphia Eagles Facebook page.
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Former Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the third overall pick in the NFL Draft less than 24 hours ago, but he has already given the Philly media a glimpse into the type of guy that he is. Most rookies focus on trying to say and do the right things when they first come into the NFL, but Johnson felt the urge to screw with Jeff McLane...
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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The First-Round of the 2013 NFL draft is finally over, and it’s time to compare what the teams in the 2013 NFC East draft class did to become the division winner in 2013. The Philadelphia Eagles kicked off the East with the 4th overall pick.
4. Philadelphia Eagles select: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
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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.
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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.
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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.
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NewsTags: Earl WolffPhiladelphia EaglesThe Eagles added some depth to the safety position in the fifth round, selecting safety Earl Wolff from N.C. Sate.
This is the first pick that the Eagles have made that won’t be a lock to make the 53-man roster. Wolff will need to compete with Nate Allen, Kurt Coleman, and Colt Anderson for one of [...](Read more...)
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...