By Harry Allison
This week’s NFL activity — the owners meetings in Phoenix — is in the books and they have been covered to a faretheewell, with very little news coming out, unless you consider Eagles coach Chip Kelly (photo above) toying with the media news.
And here’s some news:
The Eagles did not receive any compensatory picks for losses during the 2014 free agency period, but will have eight picks in next month’s draft — one in every round and two in the fifth round.
In the fourth round, the Eagles do not have their own pick, which was used in the Nick Foles/Sam Bradford trade with St. Louis, but do have the San Francisco 49ers pick, through Buffalo, in exchange for running back Bryce Brown.
The extra fifth-round pick comes via St. Louis by virtue of the Foles/Bradford trade.
Here is the order of the Eagles eight picks:
First round: 20th overall pick
Second round: 52nd overall pick
Third round: 84th overall pick
Fourth round: 113th overall pick (from SF through Buffalo for Bryce Brown)
Fifth round 145th overall pick (from St. Louis in Nick Foles trade)
Fifth round 156th overall pick
Sixth round 195th pick
Seventh round: 237th pick
The Eagles will need about $5 million to spend on their draft picks and are currently around $9 million under the salary cap.
This year’s draft will be held in Chicago, April 30-May 2.