The Linc - Eagles Rank as 8th Best Pre-Draft NFL Roster

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Pre-Draft NFL Roster Rankings - Evan Silva, Rotoworld
Offensive Overview: Chip Kelly fielded the NFL's most efficient 2013 offense, leading the league in both yards per pass (8.7) and yards per rush (5.1). Only three teams scored more points. Philly's lone significant offseason loss was DeSean Jackson, whom the coaching staff seems to believe will be easily replaced. With Maclin back healthy and second-year breakout candidate Ertz ascending, the Eagles can continue to run a big-play passing attack with multiplicity, excelling out of various personnel groupings. The unsung heroes of Kelly's offense play up front. 5-of-5 starters return from an offensive line that Pro Football Focus graded as the league's best run-blocking group by a wide margin. The foundation of Kelly's offense will remain the McCoy-led run game.

Kempski's Corner: Eagles first round draft targets - JimmyK, Philly.com
In this episode of Kempski's Corner, Philly.com's Jimmy Kempski and Pat Gallen discuss which positions and which players the Eagles should be targeting with the 22nd pick in the NFL Draft.

Going Offense? - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
You have to build your draft plans according to the available players. This year the best talent is on offense. And Kelly is an offensive coach. He won’t ignore the defense, but Kelly may feel that it is better to build a special offense than to try and balance things out between offense and defense. Balance sounds great, but there is a definite argument to be made for trying to build one side of the ball to be special. That’s what got Seattle a Super Bowl title and helped get the Broncos to the game.

Draft Daily: Why Fuller Makes Sense At No. 22 - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
In addition to the above-average height, Fuller has long arms (32 7/8 inches). The graph shows him running a 4.40. That was his unofficial time. It was actually a 4.49. But there's a lot to like about Fuller. Most notably, he does a tremendous job of getting his hands on the football. According to Rotoworld, he broke up or intercepted one out of every three passes thrown his way. That ranked second in the class to only TCU's Jason Verrett.

When scouting, Kelly quietly goes the extra mile - Paul Domowitch, Daily News
Kelly said the Pro Days also gave him an opportunity to pick the brains of the people who know the players the best. "You can find out what the people who coached him think," he said. "Find out what the people in the complex say about him. The people in the cafeteria. Find out what he's like from a learning standpoint. Find out as much as you can. If you don't, shame on you.

Feeling Draft Winds As May 8 Nears - Dave Spadaro, PE.com
He does a really good job of engaging the media and saying just enough to give reporters something to talk about, but not enough to spill secrets. It's "go" time for Howie Roseman and the Eagles ...

Looking Back – Foles Pro Day - Tommy Lawlor, EaglesBlog
Daniel Jeremiah was a scout for the Eagles a couple of years ago. He went to Nick Foles Pro Day and wasn’t very impressed. Here is his scouting report. Good thing the Eagles kept the Pro Day in perspective and went with Foles in the 3rd round. Jeremiah did make note that the conditions were rough. Most of these guys workout indoors or in pristine conditions.

NFL Draft 2014: What do you watch when evaluating edge rushers? - Danny Kelly, SB Nation NFL
What kind of things will teams be looking for among the prospects in this year's draft? Danny Kelly walks us through the traits scouts look for when evaluating pass rushing defensive ends and outside linebackers.

Eagles desktop backgrounds - r/Eagles
Some cool ones here.

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