Every year, following the NFL Draft, there are moves made across the league in each team’s scouting departments. This year, the Philadelphia Eagles decided to fire three members of their own scouting department. It’s likely just a move by head coach Chip Kelly to get more of “his people” in the front office. Other than that, there wasn’t much news regarding the Eagles, which may be a good thing. As the saying goes, “no news is good news.” But there has been discussion about the Eagles roster moving forward following the draft as well as an incredibly early look at the 2016 NFL Draft. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
Eagles Reportedly Fire Three Members of Scouting Department – Somers Price of Section215.com
"As is often the case the Monday after the NFL Draft, teams going through any sort of transition tend to shake up their scouting departments. Given the sensitive information these individuals hold as far as their respective organization’s intentions for the draft, front offices tend to hold on to them throughout the process. Especially in the case of the Eagles, who reconfigured their entire personnel evaluation structure, keeping members of the prior regime in their respective positions rarely occurs beyond the period of the offseason where the most change happens."
2016 NFL Mock Draft – Will Osgood of FanSided.com
"22. Philadelphia Eagles–Mike Matthews, C, Texas A&MThe “Mad Scientist”, or whatever we’re calling him, Chip Kelly, was right. Sam Bradford is in fact–at least in Kelly’s system–a franchise-caliber quarterback. He gets them back into the playoffs and gives Kelly another year to add talent through the draft and free agency.In choosing Matthews, he goes bloodlines over maybe more succulent talent in eschewing USC center Max Tuerk or Isaac Seumalo. And “The Mad Scientist” again makes all look like fools."
A Post-Draft Look At The Eagles – Dave Spadaro of PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"Now that the dust has settled from the pre-draft hype and a weekend of personnel additions, let’s look at the reality of the Eagles as Phase Two of the offseason begins at the NovaCare Complex.Phase Two, in case you aren’t familiar, gives teams a chance to extend their daily work with the players. Teams can have on-the-field workouts with players. However, no contact is permitted, and teams can’t hold offense-vs.-defense drills. This part of the offseason program can last three weeks and also is voluntary."
Eagles’ roster problems easier to fix than avoid – Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com
"Chip Kelly had no trouble identifying the problem he inherited as the man in charge of the Eagles’ personnel decisions. There’s a reason Kelly devoted half his first draft to one area.Of the Eagles’ six draft picks, three were defensive backs. Second-round pick Eric Rowe played safety and cornerback at Utah. Sixth-rounder Randall Evans played both spots at Kansas State. Kansas cornerback JaCorey Shepherd was downgraded by some teams because he was injured and unable to take part in the pre-draft process."
In-Depth Look at Philadelphia Eagles’ Most Intriguing Selection: Nelson Agholor – Bryn Swartz of BleacherReport.com
"For months leading up to Chip Kelly’s first draft as general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles, the buzz, of course, centered around whether the third-year head coach would be able to pull off a massive draft-day trade for Heisman quarterback Marcus Mariota. Although Mariota ended up getting selected No. 2 overall by the Tennessee Titans, the Eagles still pulled off a quietly productive draft."
Well this is exciting to see, ESPN’s draft expert Todd McShay believes that Eagles first round pick, wide receiver Nelson Agholor, will win the Offensive Rookie of the Year award in 2015.
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