MOBILE, Ala. – Five days after the Eagles hired Chip Kelly, he was in Mobile, Ala. attending Senior Bowl practices. In less than a week, […]
The Eagles, you may have heard, have taken a hit at the wide receiver position. Jeremy Maclin is done for the season with a torn ACL. Arrelious Benn has been dealing with a knee injury for almost all of camp so far. And, well, Riley Cooper (though his roster spot is safe for now, per Chip Kelly).
What is going on behind the scenes in the personnel department as they scan the league for potential help? New Vice President Of Personnel Tom Gamble gave us a little peek:
Chip Kelly wasn’t the only new face in the draft room for the Eagles this year.
In mid-February, the team brought Tom Gamble in as vice president of player personnel.
Asked about Gamble’s input, Kelly said, “It was really valuable. I knew Tommy from when he was with the 49ers because he was on our campus all the time at Oregon.”
Howie Roseman did not dispute harsh criticism of Geno Smith that was published in a recent Pro Football Weekly scouting report.
The Eagles’ GM also offered his thoughts on this year’s safety class and explained how the team uses social media as part of its evaluation process.
Howie Roseman has been hesitant to offer a straight answer.
Perhaps he doesn’t want to feed into the perception that he’s a power-hungry GM looking for maximum control. Or maybe it’s just a matter of Chip Kelly wanting the organization to project a team-oriented approach in all aspects of the operation.
But asked many times over the past few months who has the final say on draft picks, Roseman has provided different variations of the same response.