Over the last few years, the Philadelphia Eagles have been miserable: they've been outplayed, out-coached and just plain disappointing.
The expectations in Philadelphia are always high, but after missing the playoffs for consecutive seasons, ownership had no choice but to make some big changes—and the Eagles' brass did just that when they brought in Chip Kelly, the offensive mastermind who conjured up mesmerizing schemes while leading Oregon's football program to national relevancy.
But before we start annointing Kelly as the man to bring the Eagles out of the dungeons of failure, let's try and remember that Kelly's rise to fame came by way of the college ranks. His opponents hailed from the Pac-10 conference and, sure, his schematics put up big offensive numbers, but now he'll be facing NFL defenses week in and week out.
So while the city of Philadelphia anxiously awaits the product that Kelly churns out, there is an elevated level of excitement as the Eagles prepare for the 2013 season. And as we speculate just who will fill the spots in Kelly's run first, block later, beyond sporadic, offense, let's have a look at the future of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Here is a list of the top three players on the Eagles under the age of 25. Each player is absolutely necessary to ensure the continued success of the Eagles over the next few years.