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Eagles hire of Ed Marynowitz draws high praise: "He can be like Ozzie Newsome"

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People are high on the news Eagles vice president of player personnel.

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The Philadelphia Eagles filled their player personnel vacancy on Thursday morning when they announced the promotion of Ed Marynowitz to vice president of player personnel.

The 31-year-old Marynowitz (pronounced MAN-o-witz) may not be the most experienced candidate the Eagles could have went with but his hire drew high praise from various media types.

Before looking at the reactions, however, here's something that was written earlier in January about Marynowitz before he was even hired (via CSN Philly): "I think Ed can be like Ozzie Newsome," said one person who has worked closely with Marynowitz. Considering Newsome, the general manager of the Baltimore Ravens, is largely considered to be one of the best GMs in the NFL, that's clearly some high praise.

Then there's also this, which was written by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan back in December:

"While just 30 years old, Marynowitz has worked with Alabama head coach Nick Saban (as director of player personnel), Bill Parcells (as a scouting assistant with the Miami Dolphins), and most recently Eagles head coach Chip Kelly during his scouting career. You won't find a young executive whom people talk more highly of than Marynowitz. And those who have worked with him say his evaluation and organizational skills are what really stand out about him. He'll be a general manager someday -- it's just a matter of when, not if."

Read here for reactions to the hire by Chip Kelly, Jeffrey Lurie, Alabama coach Nick Saban, and Marynowitz himself.

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