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The Philadelphia Eagles had a lot of holes to fill coming into this year's draft. The three main positions that need attention is wide receiver (to replace Desean Jackson), a safety and pass rusher. Last night the Birds decided to address the void at pass rusher by drafting defensive end and outside linebacker Marcus Smith from Louisville. The Eagles originally had the 22nd selection but traded that pick to the Cleveland Browns for their pick at 26 and a 3rd round pick.
Many draft experts had Smith slated to be drafted in the 2nd or 3rd round, but Eagles coach Chip Kelly said "He’s got a huge upside. Great athlete. Ran 4.68, he’s got speed coming off the edge. We thought having a pass rusher was a big thing for us."