The Linc - Matt Barkley & Chip Kelly's plan

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What Matt Barkley and the Eagles' Offseason Say About Chip Kelly's Plans - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
The Philadelphia Eagles' selection of USC quarterback Matt Barkley in the fourth round of this year’s draft appears, by any logical measure, to be a great value pick. At one time, Barkley was talked about as a high first-round pick, and there's no doubting his precise footwork or his accuracy on short and intermediate passes. That’s saying nothing of his personality and whiteboard smarts, which coaches and scouts have raved about since he started as a true freshman at powerhouse Mater Dei High School.

NFL Draft 2013 -- Stony Brook's Miguel Maysonet lands with Philadelphia Eagles - ESPN New York
Long day of suspense for former Stony Brook star RB ends with super surprise.

Matt Barkley among 2013 NFL Draft steals - NFL.com
I rate him higher than Andy Dalton coming out of college, as Barkley is a more accurate deep passer. I think Barkley is a very similar prospect to Matt Schaub when he entered the NFL back in 2004; both players are smart and know where to go with the ball, but neither boasts a big-time arm.

Matt Barkley Stayed at U.S.C., and Paid - NYTimes.com
The quarterback’s decision not to enter the N.F.L. draft last year, when he was highly rated, will serve as a cautionary tale for underclassmen. He fell to the fourth round Saturday.

2014 NFL mock draft: Teddy Bridgewater, Jadeveon Clowney lead the way - SBNation.com
At this point, 2013 mock drafts are a distant memory. That's so last week. Don't look for these on a weekly basis but here is my first 2014 NFL mock draft.

No trading down for Eagles
General manager Howie Roseman was asked if it was tempting to try to fill needs in the second, third and fourth rounds, rather than sticking to what the Birds' board said. "It's hard to do in every round," he said. "Really. It's hard to do when you have a depth chart in the draft room and you look at it and there are empty spots, and maybe you're taking a player where maybe you have depth at those positions, but it's the right thing to do. When you look at the draft, it's a long-term investment for your football team, and if you start trying to predict who's going to be on your team a year, 2, 3 years from now, you're going to make mistakes."

Eagles' secondary still a major question mark | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
This offseason, general manager Howie Roseman put an emphasis on bringing in strong, physical corners with good tackling acumen, traits that new defensive coordinator Bill Davis has touted since being hired by Kelly.

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