Eagles Trade Up and Draft Matt Barkley

November 24, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley (7) before being introduced at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The speculation throughout the draft is that Chip Kelly would select his quarterback of the future and through 3 rounds he hadn’t. On day three, the Eagles started with a bang by trading up to the first overall selection to draft the USC signal caller. It is surprise because he doesn’t seem like the greatest scheme fit, but it shows that Chip Kelly is sticking to his board. Shortly after the selection, Kelly said Matt Barkley was rated as a top 50 prospect by the Eagles.

“There was no better value for us to open up with than to take Matt,” Kelly said. “If you go to the film he’s had an outstanding career and we’re excited to have him.”

So there it is, Matt Barkley is the future of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Topics: Matt Barkley, NFL Draft, Philadelphia Eagles

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