The Philadelphia Eagles did surprisingly well this year. A 10-6 record locked them in for NFC East champions in Chip Kelly’s first season as head coach. It seems they found their franchise quarterback in Nick Foles and have formed a somewhat respectable defense.
However, despite all of the success in all phases of the game there are still ways in which the Eagles can improve.
All of the ways I believe the Eagles can improve are on the defensive end of the ball. It starts with the safety position. Nate Allen had a decent season but I still don’t think he’s a good fit for the Eagles. In my opinion the Birds need to draft a safety for their first round pick in the up-coming NFL Draft. The Eagles need an intimidator at safety. Someone who strikes fear in the opponent. Someone Brian Dawkins-esque. I haven’t really looked at the draft class so I’m not sure if there is anyone with first round talent that could fall to the Eagles. If not, the second position I would bolster would be defensive line. The reasoning behind that is because I’m rather happy with the way the corners played this year and the linebacking crew was solid as well. Eagles defensive linemen Bennie Logan and Fletcher Cox are young but their future looks bright. After safety I really could care less what the Eagles grab in the Draft/Free-Agency. I’m actually quite intrigued to see how Chip Kelly drafts.
With another offseason, Philly will continue to grow as a unit. Chip Kelly has NFL experience now and has a grasp of the NFL. I can’t wait for next season Eagles’ fans.