Coming into the draft, many people felt that with last year’s selections of Zach Ertz and Matt Barkley, Chip Kelly had a dangerously growing fascination with selecting players who torched him in the Pac-12. So what does Chip do in response to that? He goes back to his roots, and begins to select some of the players who helped to get him to the NFL.
After taking former Oregon Ducks’ wideout Josh Huff yesterday evening, the Eagles used their second selection of day three of the NFL draft to take Oregon defensive-end Taylor Hart.
Hart is a hard-working defensive-end, who should help the Eagles to continue to improve a rush defense that was decimated by the wide-nine fiasco.
I know some people are concerned that the Eagles haven’t taken any inside-linebackers in the draft, but I think that they have made sure not reach for anyone, and to take guys (this applies especially to the defensive selections) that can make some sort of impact next year, have versatility, and haven’t reached their full potential yet. Maybe the defense isn’t drastically improve by this draft, but it is certainly better than it was at the beginning of Thursday night.