WHY THESE EAGLES ARE SERIOUS CONTENDERS FOR THE POSTSEASON!

The Eagles deviated from their history of trying to solve all problems by overspending on mercenaries and reaching in early draft rounds to fill immediate needs. They instead patched most holes with bargain veterans on one-year deals and adhered to Joe Douglas’ prospect board for their draft blueprint.

When they were done, the Eagles had delivered Wentz two proven perimeter threats in Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, a red-zone rusher in LeFarrerre Blount (above); added three pass rushers in first-round pick Derek Barnett, Chris Long and Tim Jernigan, and replenished the bare cornerback cupboard by drafting Sidney Jones in the second round and Rasul Douglas in the third:

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