Eagles Trade Up for QB Matt Barkley
The Eagles fourth round of the NFL Draft started off with a bang.
In the beginning minutes of the fourth round on Saturday the Eagles traded up a few slots with the Jaguars to select USC QB Matt Barkley.
The Eagles gave up an extra 7th round pick.
Barkley's name was finally called this weekend after much speculation was made as to where and when he'd be drafted.
Barkley was projected to be a 1st round pick last season, but returned to school for his senior season.
In the press room immediately following the selection, head coach Chip Kelly told reporters that Barkley was the best value pick on the board and that he sees an 'it' factor from Barkley.
Kelly has continued to say that there will be an 'open competition' for the starting QB job come training camp.
The Eagles now have 5 quarterbacks on their roster.