• Eagles stayed with Kelly's blueprint for draft

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Apr 29, 2013
    Thursday evening, Kelly spoke of the Eagles having had four players they were willing to draft fourth overall, and of Johnson having been one of those players. Kelly made it pretty clear that the Dolphins did indeed trade up to third overall to keep the Eagles from drafting his former Oregon star, defensive end Dion Jordan. Johnson's speed and athleticism at tackle would be an asset in any offense, and I'm sure Kelly would tell you the more important thing is that he figures out how to block DeMarcus Ware and Jason Pierre-Paul and Brian Orakpo . But with offensive linemen flying off the board, and after a year in which four of their starting offensive linemen missed time due to injury, staying put and taking tackle Lane Johnson with that pick was the right call.
    Source: philly.com
    • Bag of Chips: A look at the Eagles' draft

      The Philadelphia Eagles' first draft since they hired Chip Kelly as their new head coach was heavy on offense at the top. This was a bit of a surprise, since it appears they'll be running a lot of 3-4 looks on defense this year and it was thought that t…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • No trading down for Eagles

      The opportunity to acquire extra early-round picks in the draft never materialized, Chip Kelly said.
      Source: philly.com

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