The 2013 Draft was the first of it's kind for the Philadelphia Eagles since Andy Reid took over had head coach in 1999. Now with Chip Kelly as their head coach, the Eagles will be running a different style of offense than what the fans in the City of Brotherly Love are used to seeing.
Kelly is known more for his pistol/option style offense than the traditional offense that Reid is known for running. The main player that should benefit the most from Kelley's offense is quarterback Michael Vick since he is a much better player on the run instead of dropping back in the pocket.
To go along with a new coach, the Eagles have added some top talent this off season. Here are all the rookies that will be gracing Eagles camp this season.
1st Round: Lane Johnson, Offensive Tackle
2nd Round: Zach Ertz, Tight End
3rd Round: Bennie Logan, Defensive Tackle
4th Round: Matt Barkley, Quarterback
5th Round: Earl Wolff, Strong Safety
7th Round: Joe Kruger, Defensive End
7th Round: Jordan Poyer, Corner Back
7th Round: David King, Defensive End
Rookie Free Agents
Jake Knott, Linebacker
Miguel Maysonet, Running Back
Isaac Remington, Defensive Line
Kyle Quinn, Center
Russell Shepard, Wide Receiver
Damion Square, Defensive Lineman
Matt Tobin, Guard
Mathew Tucker, Running Back
Brad Wing, Punter
The Eagles biggest struggle in 2012 was on defense with their 23rd ranked rush stopper. With the addition of defensive tackle Bennie Logan and defensive end Joe Kruger through the draft and rookie free agent defensive end Isaac Remington; the Eagles defense should be near the top of the league this upcoming season.
As far as the 13th ranked offense from 2012, Kelly added much needed depth to a line that struggled terribly when they lost All-Pro Jason Peters to a devastating Achilles injury. Kelly drafted tackle Lane Johnson with his first pick as Eagles coach, and has signed guard Matt Tobin and center Kyly Quinn to free agent contracts to boost the interior line; and got a steal when tight end Zach Ertz landed in his lap in the second round.
With this being the first draft for Kelly; he did a great job at filling his team with some great talent. Now for his sake, lets all hope his hard work pays off so he is not booed out of the league his first season in.