By Taylor Sturm @TSturmRS on May 20, 2014
The Philadelphia Eagles are just a few key players from a run in the NFL Playoffs and could have fixed major problems with their selections in the 2014 NFL Draft. Chip Kelly has a specific type of player that he looks for in order to run his unique style of offense, and some of those players were available after the draft as undrafted free agents. Here are five of the Eagles' UDFAs who could make the final 53-man roster.
With Nick Foles currently running things for Chip Kelly, all the Eagles are looking for at the QB position is a little competition. Unlike backups Matt Barkley and Mark Sanchez, Martinez’s style of play screams “Chip Kelly Offense". Even if Martinez does get cut, expect a major push to try and keep him on the practice squad.
Although he didn’t see a lot of time on the field due to injury, John Fulton's physical skills mean that he could be a plug-and-play player for Chip Kelly’s defense. His speed and strength mirrors that of some of the top cornerbacks in the draft; all he is missing is the experience.
Another talented player whose draft stock suffered from playing at a small school, Karim Barton is a talented guard with great awareness and positioning. He could be a player who makes the 53-man roster for depth purposes.
Possibly one of the best UDFAs available after the 2014 NFL Draft, Kadron Boone is coming onto an explosive offense that fits his style perfectly. He could easily compete for the fourth or fifth receiver position.
Although he wasn’t a featured part of Florida’s offense, Trey Burton played nearly every skill position at some point in time. Burton is an all-around talented football player and could find his versatility turning into something special under someone like Chip Kelly.
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