Eagles draft QB Matt Barkley in NFL draft
Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles have drafted a quarterback in the 4th round of the NFL draft. They traded up on Saturday to select USC quarterback Matt Barkley with the first pick of the fourth round. Barkley joins Michael Vick, Nick Foles and Dennis Dixon to give the Birds four QBs on their roster.
Barkley was chosen with the 98th overall pick. Philadelphia gave Jacksonville a fourth-round pick and a seventh-round pick to move ahead of Kansas City and take Barkley.
The Eagles chose North Carolina State safety Earl Wolff in the fifth round. They took Utah defensive end Joe Kruger, Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer and Oklahoma defensive end David King in the seventh round.
In his first NFL draft, Kelly chose Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson at No. 4 overall in the first round, Stanford tight end Zach Ertz in the second round and LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan in the third round.