General manager Howie Roseman was on Sportsradio WIP on Sunday talking about some of the areas the Eagles are looking to improve this offseason and one of them is the secondary, specifically safety. Anyone who watched the Eagles this year, except the Bears game, saw that safety is a position of weakness for the Eagles.
Roseman told Reuben Frank, "I think ideally you don't want to go into the draft with a huge hole, because that puts you more susceptible to forcing things or kind of pushing guys up." The Eagles have made that mistake in the past and reached for players in a position of need and they have backfired.
The Eagles general manager wants to avoid that this year. "I don't think that's what we'd like to do ideally. I think we'd like to go into the draft like we have the last two years, with a clean slate [and an] open mind. Whoever's going to be there, we're gonna stick to our board."
That sounds an awful like a guy who plans on having his probable starters in place long before the draft. So those who dream about the likes of Jairus Byrd and T.J. Ward can continue to have some high hopes even though it is unlikely the Eagles go on a spending spree like they did in 2011 because that wound up so well for the organization.
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