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Could Philly's new head coach take a familiar name to start his career in the NFL?
The Eagles will ultimately take former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly to handle the reigns in Philly and help lead them into the post-Andy Reid era. Will they hand-pick another Duck to be Kelly's first major draft pick with the Eagles? It could happen and it could be a good fit for all parties involved.
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Kelly helped lead the Ducks to national prominence during his tenure as head coach and now a former protege of his has risen up draft boards and is strongly being considered as a top five pick. Defensive end Dion Jordan is looking like one of the best athletes available this year and if he gets by the first three teams, would Kelly bring him into the fold and begin a new NFL journey together?
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports thinks so, and projects Jordan to the Eagles with the fourth overall pick in his latest draft:
Even after signing Connor Barwin, you can never have enough pass rushers.
Another thing you should know about Prisco is that he doesn't give much descriptions. There are a bevy of possibilities for Philly at this spot, which is why they're picking so high to begin with, so it's hard to know exactly what their big board looks like. Would they take Jordan over a left tackle like Eric Fisher or Luke Joeckel? Would they prefer him to a corner like Dee Milliner? Is he even the pass-rusher they like the most?
We will find out in April!
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