The Linc - Eagles earn high marks for draft haul


Review all the Eagles 2013 picks in our Eagles draft tracker.

2013 NFL draft - Mel Kiper gives out grades to every NFL team after the draft - ESPN
The Eagles really did well at the No. 4 spot. Lane Johnson has the best combination of upside and athleticism in the draft, and while he's an unfinished product, he's the perfect tackle to develop in Chip Kelly's fast-paced system. After that, we saw a kind of fun theme develop -- a head coach who gets a say in personnel decisions, taking players he should know really well. B+

2013 NFL Draft: Breaking down winning and worrisome picks -
Winner - Philadelphia Eagles: This club did more than just get great value in the fourth round. Matt Barkley aside, first-round selection Lane Johnson should start immediately. Meanwhile, not only will second-round choice Zach Ertz push tight end Brent Celek, he'll make the offense more versatile overall. Third-round selection Bennie Logan provides ample insurance for the club's free-agent investment in nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga.

Draft parallels between Chip Kelly, Jimmy Johnson
When Jimmy Johnson ran his first few NFL drafts, he used his institutional knowledge of the college game to select the building blocks for Cowboys teams that eventually won back-to-back Super Bowls.

Quarterback diversity backs Chip Kelly's claim | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Now do you believe him? Chip Kelly has said from the first day the Eagles hired him that mobility isn’t mandatory from his quarterbacks, that his track record of winning with running quarterbacks at Oregon overshadowed his resume of shattering records with pocket passers at New Hampshire.

NFL draft -- Matt Barkley embraces it all - ESPN
Former USC quarterback Matt Barkley is untroubled by scouts' doubts about him, writes Ashley Fox.

Former Eagles scout Daniel Jeremiah on why Matt Barkley makes sense for the Eagles – Blogging the bEast
This time last year, a lot of people thought Matt Barkley would be the #1 overall pick in this draft. Instead, he’s the first pick on Day 3. NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah was in Philly last year in the personnel department and had direct knowledge of GM Howie Roseman’s affinity for Matt Barkley.

NFC East draft recap – Blogging the bEast
What all those other teams did...

Arrest may have hurt new Eagle Jordan Poyer's draft stock | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Why did Poyer drop from a projected third- or fourth-round pick into the middle of the seventh round? It’s possible his May arrest had something to do with it.

For Zach Ertz, the Eagles have Brent Jones to thank | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Super Bowl winning TE Brent Jones mentored Ertz in high school and through college.

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