Heading into the 2013 NFL season, the Philadelphia Eagles have a ton of question marks. Right now, they are more suspect than Tim Tebow behind center.
Michael Vick had less protection than an NFL helmet, left to run for his life instead of running for positive yards. The so-called improved rush defense ranked 23rd in the league and gave up 126 yards per game. And their pass defense? Was it just me or did Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rogers-Cromartie make mediocre wide-outs look like five-time pro-bowlers? These two were burned more than Bernie Madoff’s investors.
In all seriousness, the Eagles, led by a guy who has never coached one down in the NFL, need some serious upgrades. There’s definitely talent on both sides of the ball, but they lack depth and consistency.
Kelly's prototypical offenses at Oregon were built on speed. If he intends to instill that philosophy in the NFL, he needs a shifty offensive line that can get down the field. Kelly has always been able to find speed, and he should do just that to upgrade the offensive line with the bevy of draft picks — eight in total — the Eagles have this April.
On the defensive side, the always savvy Eagles’ brass needs to make a splash in free agency. In addition to the underperforming corners, Kurt Coleman and Nate Allen simply did not get the job done at the safety position.
Here's some talent the Eagles should be making a priority this offseason.