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Eagles News: Philadelphia hasn't drafted an offensive lineman since 2013

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/3/2015.

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Eagles draft grades, with smiley faces and Christmas gift comps - PhillyVoice
The Eagles have three projected starting offensive linemen over the age of 30, including the oldest projected starting OG and the second oldest projected starting OT in the league. It was imperative that the Eagles added youth/depth to their OL, but for the second consecutive year, they failed to do so.

Kelly, Mathis And the O-line Situation - Birds 24/7
The 33-year-old Mathis has two years remaining on his contract. He is scheduled to make a base salary of $5.5 million this year and $6 million next season. Given that he's been working the trade angle for two offseasons now, Mathis is clearly frustrated with the current set-up. And it would be no surprise if Kelly is growing tired of the act. Problem is, there is not a great solution here at present. With no trade offers coming in, the only way Mathis gets his wish is if the Kelly agrees to cut him. But the Eagles already parted with one starting guard this offseason. Can they really afford to get rid of another? Probably not, especially considering that they did not use a draft pick on an O-lineman for the second straight year.

The Final Pick is the Biggest of Them All - Iggles Blitz
Mihalik is a gifted athlete. I am not comparing him to Watt as a player. Watt went early because he was dominant on the field. Mihalik had 4.5 sacks last year and is talented, but is nowhere close to Watt in terms of football ability or potential. Mihalik played RDE, LDE and DT for BC. They mostly ran 4-man lines, but occasionally went to a 3-4 look. He lined up as a 3-4 DE vs Penn State and had a beautiful sack of Christian Hackenberg. Mihalik just threw the RG out of his way and engulfed the QB. Really impressive. He is talented, but was awkward at 4-3 DE. I think he is best suited to play in the 3-4.

Eagles might regret not picking any offensive linemen - Inquirer
When Todd Herremans was released by the Eagles in February, he went on local radio and said that Chip Kelly valued the quarterback position and the line the most on offense. "Other than that I think that he feels like . . . the system will take care of it," Herremans said. But since that statement Kelly has done virtually nothing to address an offensive line that is aging and lacking in depth. Despite the obvious need, the Eagles didn't select a single lineman in the NFL draft for the second year in a row.

Sometimes the best trades are the ones that never happen - The 700 Level
For Chip Kelly, the Philadselphia Eagles' pursuit of Marcus Mariota apparently concluded well before any of the outrageous rumored trades were ever actually discussed. Only the Eagles, the Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will ever know what packages of picks and players was truly on the table, if any, but regardless, it's probably for the best Kelly didn't pull the trigger.

Chip Kelly: Eagles 'weren't close' to trade for Dion Jordan - CSN Philly
Chip Kelly on Saturday said the Eagles were never close to trading for Miami Dolphins and former Oregon linebacker Dion Jordan. Kelly did admit the two sides had discussed a deal, but the talks occurred in February — not last week, shortly before Jordan was suspended for next season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Draft Highlights Chip Kelly's Philosophy -
In Chip Kelly's debut draft with, as the media like to emphasize, "the final say" on personnel, we learned a lot about his vision for the Eagles in 2015 and years to come ...

Randy Gregory needs the Cowboys - SB Nation
Randy Gregory had to wait ... and wait ... before the Dallas Cowboys made him the 60th pick in the NFL Draft, but it may have been worth it.

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