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5 Moves the Philadelphia Eagles Must Make After the 2014 NFL Draft

5 Moves the Philadelphia Eagles Must Make After the 2014 NFL Draft

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The Philadelphia Eagles are gearing up for OTAs and training camp as the NFL enters the dog days of summer. The Eagles still have some roster tinkering to do as they have guys who don't fit in certain positions and a glut of players at others.

Chip Kelly certainly has some decisions to make. Let's take a look at five moves the Philadelphia Eagles must make after the 2014 NFL Draft.

5. Start Earl Wolff Over Nate Allen

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5. Start Earl Wolff Over Nate Allen

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The safety position was certainly a weak spot for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013. There was constant shuffling in and out of the starting lineup as no one asserted themselves. Earl Wolff certainly showed promise as a rookie, and it would be wise for the Eagles to pencil him in over the inconsistent and frustrating Nate Allen.

4. Make Matt Barkley The Backup QB

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4. Make Matt Barkley The Backup QB

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Matt Barkley is a player the Philadelphia Eagles coveted and traded up for in last year's draft. A bum shoulder prevented him from showing off all of his skills last year, but that shouldn't be a problem this season. He is 100 percent and knows the offense inside and out. Barkley should have the edge over veteran Mark Sanchez to back up Nick Foles.

3. Trade/Release Brandon Graham

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3. Trade/Release Brandon Graham

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Brandon Graham's time with the Philadelphia Eagles is nearly up. He is clearly a 4-3 defensive end stuck at 3-4 outside linebacker. He can't cover, and his lack of length and explosiveness at outside linebacker is a poor fit for Chip Kelly's scheme. Expect Graham to either be traded during training camp or outright released either this summer or next.

2. Start Marcus Smith Over Trent Cole

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2. Start Marcus Smith Over Trent Cole

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Marcus Smith is a perfect fit in Eagles defensive coordinator Billy Davis' 3-4 hybrid scheme. He is long, athletic and can cover tight ends down the field. This offers the Eagles a lot more flexibility and unpredictability. Trent Cole struggled at times in coverage and looks to be slowing down. It may be time to start fazing him out. If Smith impresses in training camp and the preseason he should get the nod in the starting lineup.

1. Extend Nick Foles

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1. Extend Nick Foles

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Nick Foles proved last season he is capable of being an elite quarterback in Chip Kelly's offensive system. It is time for him to get paid like one. The Eagles need to make it a priority over the coming months to get their franchise QB locked up long term.