After months of dissecting and hyping it, the NFL Draft has finally arrived, and more importantly it is in Philadelphia. Rightfully so, there has been significant buzz about the draft being held, locally. But the exhaustive amount of talk will come to an end, and now it is time for the Eagles to put their well-thought-out plan into action.
The Eagles' transactions during free agency does shed some light on their ultimate strategy heading into the draft. They addressed major needs at receiver by signing Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, added depth at offensive line and made several moves to address needs at defensive line and defensive back.
Free agency was only the starting point to the Eagles' rebuilding plan. After years of underwhelming draft results, this is a crucial moment in the franchise's history which remains without a Super Bowl trophy. The franchise quarterback almost certainly appears to be in place in Carson Wentz, but now it is time to properly build around him.
When looking at the current depth chart closely, there is no secret the team has plenty of room for improvement on both sides of the football. The last thing this team can do is narrowly focus on a few area of needs.
Though the defense needs a major talent infusion at defensive back, the front office shouldn't neglect the continued need for long-term solutions at receiver.