• Chip Kelly's goal for his first Eagles draft

    Summary of 13 articles · Updated Apr 27, 2013
    No one will care what Johnson says as long as he can play football as well as coach Chip Kelly and the rest of the Eagles organization think he can. Let's face it. They could be the key to success for Chip Kelly, who relies on the running game. Notable: The Andy Reid era finally came to an end and former Oregon coach Chip Kelly was hired as his replacement. In fact, Kelly said that the Eagles were attracted to Johnson because of how much room he still has to grow. From the first two days of the draft, we know that Kelly values size and speed, which doesn't make him unique among NFL coaches. After missing six games last season because of a concussion he suffered in a game against Dallas in November, Vick doesn’t appear to be in the Eagles’ long-term plans. If anyone can get away with a tall one, it should be Johnson, who is 6-foot-6 now, and steadily grew from quarterback to tight end to defensive end to offensive tackle during his collegiate football career.
    • Chip Kelly likes that Lane Johnson is a raw tackle

      When Lane Johnson got to Oklahoma after junior college, he was a quarterback without much of an idea of where the Sooners planned to play him. He wound up at tackle and played it well enough to wind up as the fourth overall pick of the draft on Thursday…
    • A smart, sensible pick for Kelly and Roseman

      They likely could have done something flashier, but the Eagles decided that solid was the smartest way to go.
      Source: philly.com
    • Eagles' No. 1 still growing into his position

      Lane Johnson, the tackle the Birds took with the fourth pick in the first round, has done a lot of growing since he was a quarterback.
      Source: philly.com
    • First-round preview: Philadelphia Eagles

      Where they're picking: No. 4 Conventional wisdom tells us the Eagles will pick a large person -- a tackle of some sort, either offensive or defensive. In recent mock drafts that have Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher gone in the first three picks, many have …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Eagles' Chip Kelly likely to follow Andy Reid's path with first pick

      If Andy Reid were still the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, there is no question what the team would do with the fourth pick of the NFL draft on Thursday night.
      Source: philly.com
    • 2013 #bloggermock: Eagles take a Star

      Picking fourth for the Philadelphia Eagles in this year's blogger mock draft, I had my eye on tackle Eric Fisher from Central Michigan. After the Chiefs took Luke Joeckel with the first pick and the Jaguars took pass-rusher Dion Jordan with the second, …
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Eagles' draft options are endless

    In football, there are only three possible outcomes: Win, lose or draw. In the draft, the possibilities are endless, even for the Eagles, who will select fourth overall when the NFL's annual roll of the dice commences Thursday night.
    Source: philly.com
  • A look at what the Eagles’ strategy might be in the upcoming NFL Draft

    With the NFL draft April 25-27, we’re taking a look at what the Dallas Cowboys’ NFC East rivals might do with their picks this year: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 2012 Overall record: 4-12 Number of draft picks: Nine (First round, 4th overall; second round, 35t

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