One of the most telling nuggets we've gotten this offseason may have been Geoff Mosher's note that was told Chip Kelly would look to "stockpile" tight ends and could carry up to 4 while simply scrapping the FB altogether.
So far, the Eagles moves have backed that up. Starting FB Stanley Havili was traded to the Colts while TE/FB James Casey was signed away from the Texans. Casey will likely spend most of his time at TE (where he played in college), but you could see how he could easily be used as a FB in certain situations if needed. That's the versatility Kelly has talked about.
Another hint that the Eagles are focused on TEs comes via Adam Caplan, who says the team sent TEs coach Ted Williams to Stanford to check out Zach Ertz. Ertz and Notre Dame TE Tyler Eifert are the #1 and #1a TE prospects in this draft and are projected to go either late first or early second.
Ertz, who was the nation's top TE recruit out of high school, measured in at 6-5, 249 pounds at the combine. Last year, he led Stanford in receptions (69), yards (898) and TDs (6) while being the primary weapon on offense. His 898 yards led all TEs in the nation.
He's known for his sure hands and fluid route running but not exactly his speed. He's not much of a blocker at this point, but has improved in that area. He's a big body, commands the attention of defenses and could play a big part in the reshaping of the Eagles offense. If he's on the board when the Eagles pick at the top of the 2nd, don't be shocked to see them pull the trigger.